Addressing the Harm of Total Surveillance: A Reply to Professor Neil Richards
Danielle Keats Citron
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law; Yale University - Yale Information Society Project; Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society
David C. Gray
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
June 26, 2013
Harvard Law Review Forum, Vol. 126, p. 262, 2013
U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-32
In his insightful article, "The Dangers of Surveillance," 126 Harvard Law Review 1934 (2013), Neil Richards offers a framework for evaluating the implications of government surveillance programs that is centered on protecting "intellectual privacy." Although we share his interest in recognizing and protecting privacy as a condition of personal and intellectual development, we worry in this essay that, as an organizing principle for policy, "intellectual privacy" is too narrow and politically fraught. Drawing on other work; we, therefore, recommend that judges, legislators, and executives focus, instead, on limiting the potential of surveillance technologies to effect programs of broad and indiscriminate surveillance.
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Date posted: June 27, 2013
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