Slide toward surveillance society

Belsie, Laurent
February 1999
Christian Science Monitor;2/26/99, Vol. 91 Issue 63, p1
Reports on privacy concerns in a `surveillance society.' How technology allows government and corporations to cut fraud and improve security; How data collected from public and private agencies could be used to determine who gets a job or health-insurance policy; Comment of Barry Steinhardt of the American Civil Liberties Union on the notion of living a private life; Image Data planning to build a national database of identification photographs; European Union regulating data collection.


Related Articles

  • Canada Seeks to Protect Citizens' Privacy.  // Information Management Journal;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p18 

    The article deals with the creation of a federal strategy by the Canadian government for protecting its citizen's privacy rights in cases where foreign governments handle their personal information. The factors which prompted the Canadian government to protect the privacy of its citizens are...

  • Public Wants More Privacy Protections, Survey Says; Newsmen Warn of Dangers.  // American Bar Association Journal;Sep79, Vol. 65 Issue 9, p1288 

    Reports on the issue of personal privacy and privacy protection laws in the U.S. 1979 survey which tagged personal privacy as a stronger and stronger issue for the American public; Calls for legislation on personal privacy; Newsmen's position on access to public records.

  • Access exemptions. Campbell, Joel // Quill;Dec2000, Vol. 88 Issue 10, p44 

    Deals with the agreement of some media groups to access exemptions of public records. Arguments from the proponents of the exemptions; High-profile example involving records access; Remarks from Thomas Schwartz, an associate journalism professor at Ohio State University and editor of...

  • States lagging on privacy law.  // State Legislatures;Oct/Nov96, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p10 

    Reports that state legislatures in the United State have been slow to respond to a federal law that requires them to let citizens choose not to be included in motor-vehicle registration and driver's license lists that are rented or sold by the state. `Privacy Journal' as source of report.

  • Patriot Act, the sequel. Wolpin, Bill // American City & County;Jun2003, Vol. 118 Issue 6, p4 

    Focuses on the Patriot Act II, a stature that will broaden the original law in the U.S. that gave the federal government unprecedented surveillance powers to snoop through records, from private medical files to lists of books checked out at libraries. Expected reaction of the public to the law;...

  • Public Support for Press Access Declines As Personal Privacy Concerns Increase. Cuillier, David // Newspaper Research Journal;Fall2004, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p95 

    This exploratory study investigates the relationship between public attitudes toward privacy invasion and access. To determine this relationship, a telephone survey was conducted to a total of 402 U.S. adults in Washington state. The sample was based on randomly selected residential telephone...

  • LEGISLATORS PUSH TO KEEP MILITARY RECORDS SECRET.  // Quill;May2003, Vol. 91 Issue 4, p33 

    Reports on the introduction of a bill in Missouri that would restrict military service records from the public. Provisions of the bill; Authors of the bill; Records included in the legislation.

  • Agencies Caught in the Cookie Jar. Murray, Bill // Government Executive;Jan2001, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p53 

    Focuses on the challenges faced by government executives in the United States in expanding public access to government information and improving customer service while retaining privacy. Balancing of legal and regulatory duties against public demand for electronic government; use of cookies in...

  • FOI A trip through the process.  // Quill;Sep2005, Vol. 93 Issue 7, p25 

    Recounts the authors' experience auditing the effectiveness of freedom of information laws in federal and state prisons in the U.S. from July 1, 2004 to January 1, 2005. Federal and state prisons audited for the study; Responses of the authorities when asked for access in their records.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics