Balancing Statutory Privacy and the Public Interest: A Review of State Wiretap Laws as Applied to the Press
Law Technology, Vol. 44, p. 1, 2011
Posted: 30 Mar 2012
Date Written: March 1, 2011
This article reviews important factors in United States’ court rulings on state wiretap laws as applied to the press. Specifically, this article examines the application of state wiretap laws to the press in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Bartnicki v. Vopper in which the Court found that the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech outweighed the privacy interests of those whose private conversation was intercepted without permission.
Keywords: Privacy, wiretap, newsgathering, technology, press, media
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