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.
Law consistently lags behind technology, nowhere more so than in the Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure. CIS is committed to closing this gap in a variety of ways: organizing specially-focused judicial training programs; forming strategic partnerships between the litigation community and the academic world to improve Fourth Amendment impact litigation; and sponsoring cross-disciplinary research bridging law, computer science, and social sciences to evaluate the impact of emerging technologies on digital privacy.
The story so far:
In the ‘90s the Internet was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
(with apologies to Douglas Adams) Read more about The EARN IT Act: How to Ban End-to-End Encryption Without Actually Banning It
On December 16, 2019 the Supreme Court denied cert in Ackies v. United States, the ‘precise location’ warrant case from the First Circuit. For reasons I outlined here and here, that appellate court decision was a train wreck of factual misconception and statutory misconstruction. Read more about Twisted Tracking Law Precedent Badly Needs Straightening Out