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The Constitution Of The United States

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Abstract Enclosed in the Constitution of the United States is a Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights lists rights that each citizen has. The Fourth Amendment details one of those rights that US citizens have against unlawful search and seizure. The world is vastly different than the time that the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution of the United States. Search and seizure grew to other areas as the United States advanced. Acquiring digital evidence is a function of computer forensics and computer forensic experts have to follow law in obtaining digital evidence in order for the evidence to be admissible in court. This paper details the history of the Fourth amendment, its application in the acquiring of digital evidence, and the exceptions provided. This paper also explains how privacy plays a critical role in the interpretation of the Fourth Amendment. History of the Fourth Amendment Privacy is something everyone covets. As an American, privacy is a right protected by the Bill of Rights in the Constitution of the United States of America. The Fourth Amendment states, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” (Congress.gov, 2014) The architects of the Constitution wanted to ensure
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