Melissa Meister Quoted by NewsNation Rush Hour about Amazon Criticized for Sharing Doorbell Video with Police

Former federal prosecutor Melissa Meister told Rush Hour “There are going to be cases down the road where one of these digital assistants recording something inside the house and law enforcement wants to use that in a prosecution. I see that as the next specter of where we are going.”

“I see that as a very interesting issue because historically that almost always requires a search warrant,” Meister said. “So it will be interesting to see whether technology changes those constitutional boundaries in ways that our Framers did not really anticipate.”

Amazon has come under fire for sharing doorbell video with the police, but says it has only done so when there was imminent danger “requiring disclosure of the information without delay.”

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