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Privacy in PerilHow We Are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience$
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James B. Rule

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195307832

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307832.001.0001

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Government Surveillance

Government Surveillance

(p.39) Part II Government Surveillance
Privacy in Peril

James B. Rule

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses government surveillance. It emphasizes that whatever governments can do for their populations, they can also do against them. One good example is using surveillance systems as instruments of oppression. From here, the discussion shifts to government surveillance in America, Australia, France, Canada, and Great Britain. It then looks at the coalescence of government surveillance. The chapter also introduces the Patriot Act and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA).

Keywords:   government surveillance, surveillance systems, instruments of oppression, Patriot Act, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

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