Privacy: Wiretapping and Electronic Eavesdropping

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Nova Publishers, 2002 - Political Science - 133 pages
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In an age where electronic communications are changing in front of our eyes, the potential to do harm using mobile phones, satellite telephones and other means of communications rivals the good they do. On the other hand, law enforcement needs up-to-date tools (laws) to cope with the advances, the population must be protected from undue intrusions on their privacy. This book presents an overview of federal law governing wiretapping and electronic eavesdropping. It includes a selective bibliography fully indexed for easy access.

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Page 7 - ... foreign intelligence information deemed essential to the security of the United States, or to protect national security information against foreign intelligence activities.
Page 5 - It may be that it is the obnoxious thing in its mildest and least repulsive form, but illegitimate and unconstitutional practices get their first footing in that way, namely, by silent approaches and slight deviations from legal modes of procedure.
Page 6 - My understanding of the rule that has emerged from prior decisions is that there is a twofold requirement, first that a person have exhibited an actual (subjective) expectation of privacy and, second, that the expectation be one that society is prepared to recognize as "reasonable.
Page 2 - Eaves-droppers, or such as listen under walls or windows or the eaves of a house to hearken after discourse, and thereupon to frame slanderous and mischievous tales...
Page 3 - They sought to protect Americans in their beliefs, their thoughts, their emotions and their sensations. They conferred, as against the Government, the right to be let alone — the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men.

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