Is Anyone Looking Out for You? Your Government? Businesses Where You Trade? Your Neighbor? or Just Yourself?



As never before there is a dynamic tension in the modern world. In democratic societies there is an assumed, but not really explicitly stated, right to privacy by individual citizens in how they think, vote, and act within the laws. Yet in a world that is increasingly threatened by terrorism—including cyber-terrorism—governments have become increasingly intrusive into citizen’s privacy. Modern telecommunications and digital networks can be monitored, and increasingly governmental security agencies are invading the privacy of individuals. This is a dynamic balance that shifted after the 9/11 attacks on the United States and fears about Level 3 cyber-attacks on critical national infrastructure. This chapter examines the conflict between privacy and security and how it is being addressed in the United States and around the world.


Credit Card Internet Protocol Address Social Security Agency Telecommunication Carrier Advance Persistent Threat 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Executive Board International Association for the Advancement of Space SafetySpace and Advanced Communications Research InstituteArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.LATA’s Global Institute for Security TrainingLos Alamos Technical AssociatesMcLeanUSA

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