The lack of moral outrage around the recent Supreme Court case — finding that anyone charged of a crime can be strip searched, even when there is no evidence of contraband or concealed weapons — may be the result of the relaxation of our sense of privacy, in general.
Strip-Search Case Reflects Death of American Privacy - Noah Feldman via Bloomberg
There are two main drivers pushing privacy into the dustbin of history, and both are related to technology.
Strip searching is now being allowed for any offense for which you are arrested for, no matter how minor. The Supreme Court ruled Monday by a 5 to 4 vote that officials would now have the right to strip search any individual arreste... Read Post
WASHINGTON -- Siding with security needs over privacy rights, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that jailers may subject people arrested for minor offenses to invasive strip searches. Read Post
The Supreme Court has (predictably) expanded police powers broadly, ruling broadly in a case involving strip searches and jail visits, to expand all police's rights to strip searches (including cavity searches) of anyone for just ab... Read Post