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Privacy and Power: A Transatlantic Dialogue in the Shadow of the NSA-Affair

ISBN13: 9781107154049
Published: February 2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £145.00
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Edward Snowden's leaks exposed fundamental differences in the ways Americans and Europeans approach the issues of privacy and intelligence gathering. Featuring commentary from leading commentators, scholars and practitioners from both sides of the Atlantic, the book documents and explains these differences, summarized in these terms: Europeans should 'grow up' and Americans should 'obey the law'.

The book starts with a collection of chapters acknowledging that Snowden's revelations require us to rethink prevailing theories concerning privacy and intelligence gathering, explaining the differences and uncertainty regarding those aspects. An impressive range of experts reflect on the law and policy of the NSA-Affair, documenting its fundamentally transnational dimension, which is the real location of the transatlantic dialogue on privacy and intelligence gathering. The conclusive chapters explain the dramatic transatlantic differences that emerged from the NSA-Affair with a collection of comparative cultural commentary.

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Privacy and power: a transatlantic dialogue in the shadow of the NSA-Affair Russell A. Miller
Part I. Privacy and Data-Protection for the Digital Age:
1. Foucault's panopticon - a model for NSA surveillance? Sarah Horowitz
2. A rose by any other name? The comparative law of the NSA-Affair Russell Miller
3. Privacy as a public good Joshua Fairfield and Christoph Engel
4. The right to data protection: a no right thesis Ralf Poscher
Part II. Framing the Transatlantic Debate:
5. Privacy, Rechtsstaatlichkeit, and the legal limits on extraterritorial surveillance Anne Peters
6. Privacy, hypocrisy, and a defense of surveillance Benjamin Wittes
Part III. Transatlantic Perspectives on the NSA-Affair
Section 1. American Voices:
7. Sensing disturbances in the Force: unofficial reflections on developments and challenges in the US-Germany security relationship Ronald Lee
8. Metadeath: how does metadata surveillance inform lethal consequences? Margaret Hu
9. 'We're in this together' - reframing EU responses to criminal unauthorized disclosures of US intelligence activities Andrew Borene
10. Fourth Amendment rights for nonresident aliens Alec Walen
11. Forget about it? Harmonizing European and American protections for privacy, free speech, and due process Dawn Nunziato
Section 2. European Voices:
12. The challenge of limiting intelligence agencies' mass surveillance regimes: why Western democracies cannot give up on communication privacy Konstantin von Notz
13. German exceptionalism? The debate about the German foreign intelligence service (BND) Stefan Heumann
14. The NSU case - structural reform of intelligence agencies' involvement in criminal investigations? Marc Engelhart
15. Legal restraints on the extraterritorial activities of Germany's intelligence services Klaus Garditz
16. Assessing the CJEU's 'Google decision' - a tentative first approach Johannes Masing
Part IV. Transnational Legal Responses to Privacy and Intelligence Gathering
Section 1. International Law:
17. Towards multilateral standards for foreign surveillance reform Ian Brown, Morton H. Halperin, Ben Hayes, Ben Scott and Mathias Vermeulen
18. Espionage, security interests, and human rights in the second machine age: NSA mass surveillance and the framework of public international law Silja Voeneky
19. The need for an institutionalized and transparent set of domestic legal rules governing transnational intelligence sharing in democratic societies Susana Sanchez Ferro
Section 2. European Law:
20. Developments in European data protection law in the shadow of the NSA-Affair Jens-Peter Scheider
21. Why blanket surveillance is no security blanket: data retention in the UK after the European Data Retention Directive Lucia Zedner
22. Do androids forget European sheep? - the CJEU's concept of a 'right to be forgotten' and the German perspective Bernd Holznagel and Sarah Hartmann
23. Adequate transatlantic data exchange in the shadow of the NSA-Affair Els De Busser
Part V. Transatlantic Reflections on the Cultural Meaning of Privacy and Intelligence Gathering: 24. The intimacy of Stasi surveillance, the NSA-Affair, and contemporary German cinema Laura Heins
25. Hans Fallada, the Nazis, and the defense of privacy Roger Crockett
26. 'It runs its secret course in public' - watching the mass ornament with Dr Mabuse Summer Renault-Steele
27. Secrecy, surveillance, spy fiction: myth-making and the misunderstanding of trust in the transatlantic intelligence relationship Eva Jobs
28. CITIZENME: what Laura Poitras got wrong about the NSA-Affair Russell Miller and Stephen Chovanec.