The Ethics of Surveillance: An Introduction

1st Edition

Kevin Macnish

Routledge
Published July 27, 2017
Textbook - 216 Pages
ISBN 9781138643796 - CAT# Y227871
Series: The Ethics of ...

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Summary

The Ethics of Surveillance: An Introduction systematically and comprehensively examines the ethical issues surrounding the concept of surveillance. Addressing important questions such as:

  • Is it ever acceptable to spy on one's allies?
  • To what degree should the state be able to intrude into its citizens' private lives in the name of security?
  • Can corporate espionage ever be justified?
  • What are the ethical issues surrounding big data?
  • How far should a journalist go in pursuing information?
  • Is it reasonable to expect a degree of privacy in public?
  • Is it ever justifiable for a parent to read a child’s diary?

Featuring case studies throughout, this textbook provides a philosophical introduction to an incredibly topical issue studied by students within the fields of applied ethics, ethics of technology, privacy, security studies, politics, journalism and human geography.

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