Security? Liberty?The costs and limitations of mass surveillance

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By Rufin Zamfir

May 2015

Academia.edu

This year is of great importance for the evaluation of cyber security role within the global fight against terrorism. Nearly 15 years after Patriot Act and the inception of a new era for the surveillance of electronic communications by mass-collecting the traces this type of communication leaves in the cyberspace, it is mandatory to assess the efficiency of this surveillance method, the benefits it brings for global security environment and the unwanted effects it has over individual liberties.

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