Conversations said in public do not have an expectation of privacy, and therefore, the ShotSpotter does not violate the right to privacy. This comment will address the following: a) ShotSpotter technology is a necessity in all neighborhoods; b) ShotSpotter does not violate an individual’s expectation of privacy; c) the need for ShotSpotter outweighs the cost of the device; and e) regulations and economic solutions will allow cities to use ShotSpotter while still protecting the individual’s privacy rights.
Amanda Busljeta, How an Acoustic Sensor Can Catch a Gunman, 32 J. Marshall J. Info. Tech. & Privacy L. 211 (2016)