Digital Citizenship and Surveillance| What Changed After Snowden? A U.S. Perspective — Commentary

Ben Wizner


Did the Snowden revelations change the ways in which surveillance is implemented, regulated, and accepted? In this short contribution, Snowden’s lawyer explains how institutions that may serve as counterweights to the security state were strengthened and have challenged surveillance practices. Courts, the U.S. Congress, media, and technology companies, he argues, have substantially altered their behavior since the beginning of the disclosures.


Snowden, surveillance, NSA, ACLU

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