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Public Privacy: Surveillance of Public Places and the Right to Anonymity

in Privacy at Risk

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780226762838
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226762944 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226762944.003.0004
Public Privacy: Surveillance of Public Places and the Right to Anonymity

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This chapter, which argues for the regulation of the surveillance of public places in the context of public privacy and the right to anonymity in the United States, describes the extent of camera surveillance and the deficiencies in the way legislatures and courts have reacted to it. It also discusses the result of a study that reveals the extent to which ordinary citizens value the ability to walk and drive the streets without having to contend with constant technological monitoring.

Keywords: surveillance; public places; public privacy; right to anonymity; United States; camera surveillance; technological monitoring

Chapter.  15884 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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