Babak Siavoshy writes:
Exposure to technology could of course cut both ways. Perhaps tech savvy judges will be more used to — and therefore more amenable to — daily tradeoffs between privacy and convenience. Or perhaps familiarity with technology simply gives judges more nuanced attitudes towards privacy, but does not affect their overall voting pattern on privacy/tech issues one way or another.
If there are law students out there looking for an interesting research project, it would be fascinating to see if there’s a correlation between judicial age, or other factors reasonably associated with tech savvy, and judicial decision making on legal issues involving privacy and emerging technologies — and if so, which way it cuts. And if readers know of existing work in this area, do share.
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