UC Law SF Communications and Entertainment Journal


Gary Selvin


Interactive cable will provide consumers with the ability to bank, shop, attend classes, respond to polls, view programs and attend to other daily activities from the home through a television set linked to a computer. Storage of this personal information poses a privacy concern relating to the government's ability to search the records as part of criminal investigations. The author analogizes current law in forecasting possible judicial treatment of Fourth Amendment protection and suggests possible methods for establishing a clear standard which would maximize subscriber protection.