Barry Friedman

Professor Friedman is the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law and Affiliated Professor of Politics at New York University’s School of Law and the founding director of the school’s Policing Project. He is the author of "Unwarranted: Policing with Permission" and many academic articles in law, politics, and history. He also publishes regularly in the popular media.

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Private Data/Public Regulation

Policing increasingly relies on the collection of digital data, often of people for whom there is no basis for suspicion. Police seek fewer search warrants and more requests to harvest metadata, they buy data from brokers, they track location and other aspects of our lives. Sometimes police collect the data themselves. More often they gather it from third parties. They do so by purchase, and by court order.