70: Nate Wessler on Digital Privacy Showdown in the Supreme Court

The balance between protecting personal privacy and pursuing criminal justice always seems to be in a state of flux. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the digital realm. Nate Wessler of the ACLU joins us to discuss the Supreme Court case of Carpenter v. The United States, that involves government searches of our electronic devices, surveillance and privacy issues and requests for data held by third parties such as cell phone companies. If your privacy is important to you, this is a case you’ll want to understand.  

About the Guest

Nathan Freed Wessler is a staff attorney with the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, where he focuses on litigation and advocacy around surveillance and privacy issues. He was previously a legal fellow in the ACLU National Security Project, where he was involved in litigation seeking transparency and accountability for targeted killing and challenging unlawful detentions at the U.S. prisons in Bagram and Guantanamo.

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  • Mark Pugnar

    Something is not working with your mics. You can hear typing when your guest is speaking. You might need to adjust levels or do a sound check before you start recording.

    • cboyack

      Thanks — this and a previous episode were incorrectly set up on our end, apologies… it is fixed for future episodes though, so just a limited time anomaly. 🙂