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Surveillance: We don’t like it, but why?

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United States law needs to establish four key principals to avoid the dangers of surveillance, according to Neil Richards, professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis.

“We talk a lot about why surveillance is bad, but we don’t really know why. We only have a vague intuition about it, which is why courts don’t protect it. We know we don’t like it, and that it has something to do with privacy, but beyond that, the details can be fuzzy.”

Full story at Futurity.

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