Constitution 3.0

Freedom & Technological Change

How do Constitutional values like liberty, privacy and due process of law and ideas of constitutionalism handle the challenges of modern technological advancement? GOVERNINGWorks talks to Jeffrey Rosen, George Washington University Law School Professor and, with The Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Benjamin Wittes, co-editor of the newly released Constitution 3.0: Freedom & Technological Change.

The following is the video interview and transcript in their entirety.

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About GWorks Interviews: Jeffrey Rosen

How do Constitutional values like liberty and due process of law and ideas of constitutionalism handle the challenges of modern technological advancement? On Wednesday 2 February 2012, GOVERNINGWorks talked to Jeffrey Rosen, George Washington University Law School Professor and, with The Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Benjamin Wittes, co-editor of the newly released “Constitution 3.0: Freedom & Technological Change.”

Part One: Presenting the Future

Professor Rosen describes Constitution 3.0 and explains his contribution to it, including a discussion of “Open Planet”—24/7, world-wide video surveillance that may come to a computer near you sooner than you think

Part Two: Public Private Law

Professor Rosen discusses Constitutional law, the growing role private corporations play in affecting speech and privacy and how we might best protect our rights in a changing world

Part Three: Reasonable Tech-spectations

Professor Rosen discusses the effect technology is having on established legal understanding of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution's prohibition of "unreasonable searches and seizures," crime and punishment and whether established Constitutional assumptions may not be in the Constitution after all

Part Four: Controlling Authority

Professor Rosen discusses news ways to think about the government’s ability to collect and use data and what the recent Jones case may say about Supreme Court thinking

Part Five: Conclusions

Professor Rosen discusses whether younger generations of technology users will answer questions of Constitutional value differently and how these questions have been resolved over time