Abstract

This essay begins by identifying the legally salient features of home robots: the aspects of home robots that will likely drive the most interesting legal questions. It then explores how current privacy law governing both law enforcement and private parties addresses a number of questions raised by home robots. First, how does privacy law treat entities that enter places (physically, or through sense-enhancing technologies) where they are not invited? Second, how does privacy law treat entities that are invited into a physical space, but were not invited to record in that space? How does privacy law treat consent, both express and implied? Fourth, how does privacy law address entities that lull, or deceive, people into revealing more than they intend to? And finally, in the private actor context, will robotic recording be considered to be speech?


Type

Journal Article

Date

2015

Webpage

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Creators

Kaminski, Margot E. (Author)

DOI
10.2139/ssrn.2592500


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