Privacy, Secrecy, and Security in the Information Age
Author: Ronald Goldfarb, Edward Wasserman, David Cole, Hodding Carter III, Thomas S. Blanton, Jon Mills and Barry Siegel
Was Edward Snowden a patriot or a traitor?
Just how far do American privacy rights extend?
And how far is too far when it comes to government secrecy in the name of security?
These are just a few of the questions that have dominated American consciousness since Edward Snowden exposed the breath of the NSA's domestic surveillance program.
In these seven previously unpublished essays, a group of prominent legal and political experts delve in to life After Snowden, examining the ramifications of the infamous leak from multiple angles:
• Washington lawyer and literary agent RONALD GOLDFARB acts as the book's editor and provides an introduction outlining the many debates sparked by the Snowden leaks.
• Pulitzer Prize winning journalist BARRY SIEGEL analyses the role of the state secrets provision in the judicial system.
• Former Assistant Secretary of State HODDING CARTER explores whether the press is justified in unearthing and publishing classified information.
• Ethics expert and dean of the UC Berkley School of Journalism EDWARD WASSERMAN discusses the uneven relationship between journalists and whistleblowers.
• Georgetown Law Professor DAVID COLE addresses the motives and complicated legacy of Snowden and other leakers.
• Director of the National Security Archive THOMAS BLANTON looks at the impact of the Snowden leaks on the classification of government documents.
• Dean of the University of Florida Law School JON MILLS addresses the constitutional right to privacy and the difficulties of applying it in the digital age.
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In The News
“A must-read if we are to begin this discussion with any hope of agreement.” —The Washington Times on In Confidence: When to Protect Secrecy and When to Require Diclosure
“A wide-ranging, nuanced contribution to the literature on privacy.” —Kenneth W. Goodman, University of Miami Ethics Program, on In Confidence: When to Protect Secrecy and When to Require Diclosure