14 Pages Posted: 27 Jun 2013
Date Written: June 26, 2013
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.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Citron, Danielle Keats and Gray, David C., Addressing the Harm of Total Surveillance: A Reply to Professor Neil Richards (June 26, 2013). Harvard Law Review Forum, Vol. 126, p. 262, 2013; U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-32. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2285775