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The United States has been conducting surveillance of its citizens since it was created, but the ability of the government to spy on its citizens has dramatically improved in the digital age. How should the government balance national security and personal privacy? Does the Constitution provide adequate protection against government surveillance? What can advocates do to strengthen personal privacy rights? These problems will only intensify in the years to come.
Anthony Gregory's new book <i>[https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0299308804/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0299308804&linkCode=as2&tag=dailyh0c-20&linkId=88f43e98245c09932f516c1eb8248040 American Surveillance: Intelligence, Privacy and the Fourth Amendment]</i> published by the University of Wisconsin Press examines the history of surveillance in the United States and grapples with these problems. He examines what the role the Fourth Amendment's prohibition against illegal government searches and seizures has played in protecting Americans from government surveillance
. Not surprisingly, these are extraordinarily complex problems that we have not fully grappled with as a nation. [https://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/5506.htm Daniel Ellsburg] has described Gregory's book as essential to "those who want to protect and liberty, peace and justice, and who want to take the debate to the highest level, will find this book indispensable."
[http://www.independent.org/aboutus/person_detail.asp?id=506 Gregory] is currently a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. In addition to his work with the Institute, he been published by <i>The Atlantic</i>, <i>Christian Science Monitor</i>, <i>Salon</i>, <i>Reason</i>, and many other publications. He is also the author of <i>[https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1107036437/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1107036437&linkCode=as2&tag=dailyh0c-20&linkId=5f711d818f8f22229edfa54064167e1c The Power of Habeas Corpus in America: From the King’s Prerogative to the War on Terror]</i> published by the Cambridge University Press.