• Indiscriminate mass surveillance and the public sphere

    Author(s):
    Titus Stahl (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    Philosophy
    Subject(s):
    Philosophy
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Jürgen Habermas, Political Power, privacy, Public Sphere, Surveillance
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M69P5Q
    Abstract:
    Recent disclosures suggest that many governments apply indiscriminate mass surveillance technologies that allow them to capture and store a massive amount of communications data belonging to citizens and non-citizens alike. This article argues that traditional liberal critiques of government surveillance that center on an individual right to privacy cannot completely capture the harm that is caused by such surveillance because they ignore its distinctive political dimension. As a complement to standard liberal approaches to privacy, the article develops a critique of surveillance that focuses on the question of political power in the public sphere.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Pub. DOI:
    10.1007/s10676-016-9392-2
    Publisher:
    Springer Nature
    Journal:
    Ethics and Information Technology
    Volume:
    18
    Issue:
    1
    Start Page:
    33
    End Page:
    39
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    7 months ago
    License:
    Attribution

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