Exploring the Privacy-Security Antinomy: A Case Study of the Privacy-Privacy Trade-Offs in US Intelligence Policies

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Exploring the Privacy-Security Antinomy: A Case Study of the Privacy-Privacy Trade-Offs in US Intelligence Policies

Type: Master thesis
Title: Exploring the Privacy-Security Antinomy: A Case Study of the Privacy-Privacy Trade-Offs in US Intelligence Policies
Author: Verest, Job
Issue Date: 2019-02-28
Keywords: Privacy
Security
US Intelligence Policies
USA Freedom Act
Privacy-Privacy Trade-Offs
Snowden Revelations
Intelligence Community
Civil Liberties
Abstract: This study analyses the conflicts and trade-offs of the concept of privacy with itself, as privacy can be seen as an umbrella term with many interpretations and definitions. The research focus on side effects of privacy measures made in US intelligence policies, particularly on the USA Freedom Act. While its aim was to better protect privacy interests, the study has shown that policies made in the USA Freedom Act led to changed interpretations of other legislations which actually created violations to privacy. Hence, these side-effects, so-called privacy-privacy trade-offs, contradict the goal of the USA Freedom Act, which has been adopted to safeguard the privacy and civil liberties of US citizens. Consequently, this study urges for a better understanding of the phenomenon of privacy-privacy trade-offs and to better anticipate on possible negative side-effects of the measures that are taken to protect privacy.
Supervisor: Cusumano, Eugenio
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: International Relations (Master)
ECTS Credits: 15
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/69796
 

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