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The Ethics of Surveillance: An Introduction systematically and comprehensively examines the ethical issues surrounding the concept of surveillance. Addressing important questions such as:
- Is it ever acceptable to spy on one's allies?
- To what degree should the state be able to intrude into its citizens' private lives in the name of security?
- Can corporate espionage ever be justified?
- What are the ethical issues surrounding big data?
- How far should a journalist go in pursuing information?
- Is it reasonable to expect a degree of privacy in public?
- Is it ever justifiable for a parent to read a child’s diary?
Featuring case studies throughout this textbook provides a philosophical introduction to an incredibly topical issue studied by students within the fields of applied ethics, ethics of technology, privacy, security studies, politics, journalism and human geography.