Jennifer Lynch

Jennifer Lynch is the surveillance litigation director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and leads EFF’s legal work challenging government abuse of search and seizure technologies. She also founded EFF’s Street Level Surveillance Project. She has been awarded the Free Speech and Open Government Award and been named to the Daily Journal’s 2021 list of lawyers who “Defined the Decade” for her work on privacy and policing.

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Modern Day General Warrants and the Challenge of Protecting Third-Party Privacy Rights in Mass, Suspicionless Searches of Consumer Databases

Today, more than ever, law enforcement has access to massive amounts of consumer data that allow police to, essentially, pluck a suspect out of thin air. Internet service providers and third parties collect and aggregate precise location data generated by our devices and their apps, making it possible for law enforcement to easily determine everyone who was in a given area during a given time period.