BWO Attorney Ken White Interviewed On First Amendment issue on KPCC’s AirTalk

BWO Attorney Ken White Interviewed On First Amendment issue on KPCC’s AirTalk

Today I participated in a discussion on KPCC’s “AirTalk” about a fascinating case in Arkansas that demonstrates how difficult it can be to apply established First Amendment precedent to new technology.  Arkansas police have obtained a search warrant for Amazon’s records of a murder defendant’s use of his Amazon Echo device, seeking all records of interactions with the Echo during a 48-hour period surrounding the murder.  Amazon has moved to quash the warrant, applying First Amendment precedent suggesting that police have to show a compelling need to obtain records of our ordering or browsing of “expressive materials” like books or music.  The discussion on AirTalk was fun and lively, and is available online here:    http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2017/03/01/55355/is-amazon-alexa-s-recorded-speech-protected-under/

 

Ken White

Ken White

Ken White is a founding partner of Brown White & Osborn LLP. He focuses on criminal defense and civil litigation, and particularly on white collar crime and First Amendment issues. He is a contributor to the Brown White & Osborn LLP blog.
Ken White