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Human Rights, Regulation, and National Security
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine (2012)
  • Katina Michael, University of Wollongong
  • Simon Bronitt, Griffith University

Law disciplines technology, though it does so in a partial and incomplete way as reflected in the old adage that technology outstrips the capacity of law to regulate it. The rise of new technologies poses a significant threat to human rights – the pervasive use of CCTV (and now mobile CCTV), telecommunications interception, and low-cost audio-visual recording and tracking devices (some of these discreetly wearable), extend the power of the state and corporations significantly to intrude into the lives of citizens.

  • human rights,
  • regulation,
  • national security,
  • law,
  • interception,
  • surveillance,
  • policing
Publication Date
March 1, 2012
Citation Information
Katina Michael and Simon Bronitt. "Human Rights, Regulation, and National Security" IEEE Technology and Society Magazine Vol. 31 Iss. 1 (2012)
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