February 8, 2021


Dear Readers,

We are excited to bring you Issue Two of the Twenty-Seventh Volume of the Richmond Journal of Law and Technology. These articles touch upon various privacy concerns implicated by the intersection of law and technology.

Our first article is written by Samuel Hodge, Jr. and Rachel Ortiz. Mr. Hodge is a professor at Temple University where he teaches law, forensics, and anatomy. He has authored over 180 articles and ten books, including co-authoring The Forensic Autopsy for Lawyers published by the American Bar Association. Ms. Ortiz currently serves as a Lead Research Editor for the Temple Law Review, Volume 93. This article explores the advantages, disadvantages, and overall utility of police body camera technology.

Our second article is written by Cole F. Watson. Mr. Watson will graduate from the Texas A&M University School of Law in May of 2021. His article examines the promulgation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in the context of “surveillance capitalism” and addresses the hams associated with data collection and social media. Mr. Watson argues that COPPA should be updated to better regulate today’s internet.

Our third article is written by Michael P. Goodyear. Mr. Goodyear currently works as a litigation associate at a law firm in New York, specializing in intellectual property and media law. His article addresses the lack of comprehensive data protection law in the United States and examines the spillover benefits of foreign data protection laws for U.S. consumers.

Our fourth and final article was written by Ari B. Rubin. Mr. Rubin serves as a Judicial Clerk at the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. His article addresses the constitutional and normative rights provoked by Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) and argues for a warrant requirement for certain FRT uses under the Carpenter doctrine.

On behalf of our Editorial Board and entire JOLT staff, I would like to thank our fantastic authors for their contributions to Issue Two. I would also like to thank the entire JOLT team, particularly our Editor-in-Chief Patrick Macher and Senior Manuscripts Editor Monica Malouf, for going above and beyond to make Issue Two a great success.


Anne Groves
Executive Editor, Volume XXVII


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