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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