The Fourth Amendment protects individual’s right to privacy from unwarranted searches and seizures, but the analysis for when the Fourth Amendment applies has become more complicated as new technology is developed. E-scooters are a new piece of technology which may implicate the Fourth Amendment. Cities across the country are beginning to require the mobility companies which provide e-scooter services to turn over location data in order to receive an operating permit. This article first provides a background of the Fourth Amendment, then provides details regarding the new city regulations. The article includes a discussion of the privacy concerns as well as the potential benefits of the regulations. This article then argues that the new regulations create Fourth Amendment issues which must be addressed going forward.
Alexander P. Carroll,
New Technology and the Right to Privacy: Do E-Scooters Implicate the Fourth Amendment?,
40 J. Nat’l Ass’n Admin. L. Judiciary
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