Privacy and Surveillance: Public Attitudes on Cameras on the Street, in the Home, and in the Workplace

Authors: Milton Heumann, Lance Cassak, Esther Kang & Thomas Twichell

There is no dearth of writing about the perils of the erosion of privacy rights in the twenty-first century. The “Snowden Saga” dramatically illustrates and documents the seemingly unlimited ways in which private matters can be revealed to and interpreted by the public. The emergence of cell phone photography and recordings constitutes a sea change in the documentation of an endless list of public and private matters.

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