The Constitution and Privacy in a Time of Innovation

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 11:45am - 1:30pm
Economic Policy Institute
1333 H Street, NW, 3rd Floor, Conference Room
Washington, DC 20005
National Event

Technological advancements such as electronic mail, GPS location services, cellphones, domestic drones, and DNA testing have become focal points in a dynamic national debate about what remains private under the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment.  As innovation pushes technology forward faster than ever, the meaning of privacy, and its constitutional guarantee, is now constantly challenged and scrutinized. Must our current understanding of privacy principles evolve in the face of recent developments?  

On Tuesday, November 19, the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy hosted a panel discussion exploring the intersection of technology and privacy across a variety of topics, including national security, criminal justice, the role of courts, and legislative reform.

Dipal Shah, Director of Policy Development and Programming, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy

Panel Discussion:

  • Moderator, Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate
  • Chris Calabrese, Legislative Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union
  • James Grimmelmann, Professor of Law, University of Maryland, Carey School of Law
  • Orin Kerr, Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
  • Stephen Vladeck, Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Scholarship, American University, Washington College of Law


Registration for this event is closed.

Lunch was served at 11:45 a.m., and the program began at 12:00 p.m.