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Marchant quoted in 'State Press'

October 07, 2010

Gary Marchant, the ASU Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law and Ethics, and director of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law’s Center for Law, Science & Innovation, was quoted in the ASU State Press about technology, privacy and the law.

“For all of those in this room with a (cell) phone, your location is being tracked,” Marchant told a meeting of the Law & Science Student Association on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

According to documents from Sprint, 8 million “pings,” which collect latitude and longitude data from users’ phones, were released last year to police agencies across the country. Many courts don’t require police agencies to obtain warrants to access that information, Marchant said.

To read the full article, “Technology leads to ‘surveillance society,'" by reporter Matt Hendley, click here.

Marchant’s research interests include the use of genetic information in environmental regulation, risk and the precautionary principle, legal aspects of personalized medicine, and regulation of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, neuroscience and biotechnology. He teaches courses in Environmental Law, Law, Science & Technology, Genetics and the Law, Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy, and Nanotechnology Law & Policy. He also is a professor in ASU’s School of Life Sciences.

Janie Magruder,
(480) 727-9052
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law