The heat is on: Thermal sensing and newsgathering – A look at the legal implications of modern newsgathering

Roy S Gutterman, Angela M. Rulffes

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Abstract

Thermal imaging technology, which was once used primarily by the military, has made its way into the civilian world. Journalists have begun making use of the technology, and, as that use becomes more prevalent, concerns about legal issues also arise. This article, relying on tort privacy cases, Fourth Amendment case law, and theoretical conceptualizations of privacy, provides an in-depth examination of the legal implications surrounding the use of thermal imaging devices for newsgathering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-48
Number of pages28
JournalCommunication Law and Policy
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Law

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