Stephen Wm. Smith is a retired federal judge who is now Director of Fourth Amendment & Open Courts at Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society. From 2004 to 2018 he served as a federal magistrate judge in Houston, Texas, where he authored several ground-breaking opinions of first impression on electronic surveillance. In 2005 he wrote one of the first opinions requiring a warrant for cell phone tracking, a position that the Supreme Court recently adopted in its landmark Fourth Amendment case, Carpenter v. Read more about Stephen Wm. Smith
The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School is a leader in the study of the law and policy around the Internet and other emerging technologies.