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Fighting Terror Online: The Convergence of Security, Technology, and the Law Martin Charles Golumbic

Fighting Terror Online: The Convergence of Security, Technology, and the Law

Martin Charles Golumbic

Published October 29th 2010
ISBN : 9781441925237
Paperback
178 pages
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 About the Book 

This book ?nds its roots in the horror that engulfed us all around the globe as we experienced and watched with disbelief the events of September 11, 2001. Naturally, policy-makers around the world rushed to examine their law enforcement capabilities and the suitability of these tools to the new war on terror. This examination resulted in a wave of legislation around the world, aimed at increasing the power of law enforcement agencies. The digital environment was a major focus of these regulatory and legis- tive attempts. Given the horror of the events and the haste to provide law enforcement agencies with the best tools possible to ?ght the new threat, policy-makers moved forward without much public discussion. Legis- tors around the world rushed to do the same. No real public debate took place before the USA PATRIOT Act was approved by Congress, 6 weeks 1 after 9/11. Our concern is that the public s voice is also needed in this process.