Anthony Gregory's American Surveillance: Intelligence, Privacy, and the Fourth PDF

By Anthony Gregory

ISBN-10: 0299308804

ISBN-13: 9780299308803

To shield its electorate from damage, needs to the govt. have unfettered entry to all info? Or, needs to own privateness be defended in any respect bills from the encroachment of a surveillance kingdom? And, doesn’t the structure already safeguard us from such intrusions? whilst the subject of debate is intelligence-gathering, privateness, or Fourth modification protections opposed to unreasonable seek and seizure, the result's frequently extra warmth than light.

            Anthony Gregory demanding situations such simplifications, delivering a nuanced historical past and research of those tough matters. He highlights the complexity of the connection among the collection of intelligence for nationwide safeguard and countervailing efforts to shield person privateness. The Fourth modification prohibiting unreasonable searches and seizures deals no panacea, he reveals, in scuffling with attacks on privacy—whether by means of the NSA, the FBI, neighborhood police, or extra mundane administrative organizations. Given the expansion of know-how, including the ambiguities and functional difficulties of implementing the Fourth modification, advocates for privateness protections have to paintings on a number of coverage fronts.

“This interesting evaluation of the shifts and accretions of yankee legislations and tradition is full of old surprises and twenty-first-century shocks, so worthy in an period of gross American ahistoricality and cultural acquiescence to the technological kingdom. each flag-waving patriot, each dissenter, each pass judgement on and police officer, each small-town mayor and each president should still learn America Surveillance. we've paintings to do!”—Lt. Col. Karen U. Kwiatkowski, (Ret.), former Senior Operations employees Officer, workplace of the Director, nationwide defense Agency

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