Tag Archives: Administrative Searches

Too Smart by Half?: Naperville Smart Meter Awareness v. City of Naperville

by Bernard Bell — Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

Benjamin Franklin may have discovered electricity, but it was the men who invented the meter who made the money.  Earl Wilson (American journalist 1907-1987) Like the milkmen of an earlier day, meter readers and their monthly meter readings, may become a thing of the past, as utility companies replace analogue energy meters with digital “smart” readers.  […]

Welcome to the United States: Installing GPS Tracking Devices at the Border

by Bernard Bell — Friday, Aug. 31, 2018

“Like the Internet, the [Global Positioning System (“GPS”)] is an essential element of the global information infrastructure,” and “is now in everything from cell phones and wristwatches to bulldozers, shipping containers, and ATM’s.”  GPS Applications, GPS.gov.  But, as Justice Brandeis predicted in his famous Olmstead dissent, technological advances augur challenges to individual privacy.  Olmstead v. […]