Electronic Surveillance

  1. Distinguish between the old and the new concepts of electronic surveillance. In your opinion, which concept best respects individual privacy?
  2. What does the case of Katz v. United States (1967) say, and why is this case important?
  3. Give a summary of the following laws: Title III of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, FISA, ECPA, and CALEA.
  4. Under Title III of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, law enforcement authorities cannot tap or intercept wire communications or use electronic devices to intercept private conversations, except in two situations. What are those situations? Discuss each.