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Opinion: Invasion of Privacy Has Benefits

SURVEILLANCE—AUSTRALIA

May 2, 2013

Paul Malone makes a case in The Sydney Morning Herald for the invasion of privacy by citing recent occurrences—including the identification of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects—where surveillance has proven beneficial. Malone says that “we could not have had better examples of the benefits of ‘invasion of privacy’ than we have seen in the first quarter of this year” but acknowledges “the trend in legislation has been to enshrine privacy, restrict what we are allowed to know about each other and limit what governments can do with the information they gather about us.”
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