Surveillance After Snowden
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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight For a Human Future at The New Frontier of Power [Audiobook]
Law, Privacy and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era by Michael Geist
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Overview: Concerns surrounding government access to communications data are not a new social problematic. Letter mail, the telegraph, phone calls, and other technologically mediated forms of communication have routinely given rise to social privacy concerns. And the politics of such surveillance have often been explosive when new technologies have been made subject to government interception requirements, and even more explosive when it is found that government has surreptitiously engaged in the surveillance of its citizens without publicly declared legal authorities. At this point, proposed legislative expansions of government agencies’ surveillance capacities in Western democracies often fall under the heading of “lawful access” powers, which captures expansions of government agencies’ search and seizure, communications interception, and subscriber data production powers. Governments routinely justify such expansions as needed to catch up to contemporary criminal activities, to defray or prosecute acute criminal activities, or to equalize law enforcement authorities’ powers across international jurisdictions.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General