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Author Eyre, William

Title The Real ID Act : Privacy and Government Surveillance
Published El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2011

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Description 1 online resource (223 pages)
Series Law and Society
Recht und Gesellschaft.
Contents ACKNOWLEDGEMENT; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1. SURVEILLANCE TODAY; A DAY IN THE LIFE; Data Fusion and Integration; PRIVACY AS A RIGHT; PRIVACY IN INTERNET COMMUNICATIONS; Americans' Attitudes Regarding Privacy; Privacy and the Law; THE PUBLIC DISCOURSE AND SOCIETAL NORMS REGARDING PRIVACY; GOVERNMENT'S ASSUMPTION OF EXTRAORDINARY POWER; Alien and Sedition Acts; The Civil War -- Habeas Corpus; World War I -- The Espionage and Sedition Acts; World War II -- The Smith Act and Japanese Detentions; Korean Conflict & Cold War -- McCarran-Walters; The Vietnam Conflict; The USA PATRIOT Act
Chapter 2: foundational theory ofsurveillancewhat is terrorism?; the terrorist threat; pre-empting terrorists; religious extremists and their effect on geopolitics; technologies of surveillance; chapter 3: total surveillance; counter-terrorism; putting the local citizenry under surveillance; infiltration; surveillance and interdiction on the internet; chapter 4: technology of the real id act; what is the real id act?; what is a real id?; is real id an unfunded mandate?; timing and implementation complications; the race/ethnicity field; the 2d barcode and its security
COMPUTERS, DATABASES AND SECURITYSTATES' RESISTANCE; INCREASED SCOPE OF USE; POSSIBLE ROLE OF RFID IN FUTURE REAL ID IMPLEMENTATIONS; CHAPTER 5: THE REAL ID ACT: THREAT TO FREEDOM; INSECURITIES IN THE CURRENT IMPLEMENTATION; THE PROBLEM OF PRIVACY IN A SURVEILLANCE SOCIETY; WE'VE GOT THE WRONG GUY; ABUSE OF TRUST; ABUSE OF POWER; INSECURITY OF INFORMATION; GOVERNMENT IS NOT THE SOLUTION, GOVERNMENT IS THE PROBLEM; TOTAL SURVEILLANCE; No Need to Disrobe -- We'll Save You the Trouble; THE RHETORIC OF THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR; EPILOGUE; REFERENCES; INDEX
Summary Civil society in the United States in the 21st century has seen the abandonment of American concepts of individual freedom, privacy, expression and autonomy. Eyre examines the Real ID Act in this context, as an example of laws passed since September 2001 restricting civil liberties. The Real ID Act facilitates the current and future surveillance regime. Real IDs and the database(s) to which they are linked represent a de facto national ID system facilitating monitoring citizens? movements, speech and political activities when fully operational. The Real ID Act is examined as an unfunded mandat
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject United States. Real ID Act of 2005.
SUBJECT Real ID Act of 2005 (United States) fast
Subject Identification cards -- Law and legislation -- United States
Terrorism -- Prevention -- Law and legislation -- United States
Privacy, Right of -- United States
LAW -- Constitutional.
LAW -- Public.
Identification cards -- Law and legislation
Privacy, Right of
Terrorism -- Prevention -- Law and legislation
United States
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010052923
ISBN 9781593326708
159332670X