Tracing Your Digital Footprint On The Web

Tracing Your Digital Footprint On The Web

Think the contents of your email account are private? Think again.

Think the contents of your Gmail account are private? Think again. The scandal that brought down former CIA Director David Petraeus is shedding new light on the privacy of personal email accounts. Investigators apparently uncovered Petraeus' extramarital affair when they traced a string of threatening emails from a Gmail account, and subsequently rooted around the inboxes of some of the most powerful people in Washington. Tech Tuesday examines the laws that govern online privacy.

Guests

Julian Sanchez

Research Fellow, Cato Institute

Orin Kerr

Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School

Julia Angwin

Senior Technology Editor, The Wall Street Journal

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