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Published: 02 November 2017

504 Pages


ISBN: 9780190685515

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Systematic Government Access to Private-Sector Data

Edited by Fred H. Cate and James X. Dempsey

  • Examines national practices and laws regarding government access to personal information held by private-sector companies
  • Contains updated reports on government surveillance and data collection in twelve major countries
  • Describes evolving international law and human rights principles applicable to government surveillance
  • Explores the principles and practical elements of transparency, accountability, and oversight
  • Contains recommendations for both governments and industry on how to balance privacy and national security/law enforcement needs
  • Includes chapters on the impact of encryption on the surveillance debate, and on reform of the international system for mutual legal assistance
  • An open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence

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