user data, smart devices, technology, technology advances, cloud storage, user privacy, property law analysis, law of bailment


Every day we surround ourselves with dozens of devices that monitor our every move, every request, all connecting with one another and sending massive amounts of data back to the device manufacturers. The idea of the prosecution placing the little black cylinder of your Amazon Alexa on the witness stand and asking Alexa to testify against you seems like something pulled from an Orwellian nightmare. But, in reality, it is already occurring.