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What happens when a computer that keeps you alive can also put you in jail? - E-Discovery, Information Governance & Cyber Security Section News

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Posted on: Feb 24, 2017

Where do you draw the line when the 4th Amendment creates a right to privacy and the 5th Amendment is meant to stop someone from incriminating themselves but meanwhile necessary technology inside a person's body is constantly collecting data? In this article, a defendant was indicted after the police used pacemaker data to support a claim of arson. Other cases already use technology like fitness trackers as evidence but what about when the technology isn't something you can just take off or power down?

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