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By Dorian Burkhalter

In the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the United States Congress passed the Patriot Act. It was a bill granting law enforcement agencies increased power to conduct surveillance of US citizens and was signed into law by President George W. Bush a few weeks later.

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The online surveillance which followed the September 11 terrorist attacks shifted the narrative around the internet, from hopes of freedom to concerns about privacy. DORIAN BURKHALTER of SWI has Geneva-based experts explain how we got there and how the UN and regulatory authorities are addressing these concerns

Intermedia Issue:
Vol 49 Issue 3
Issue Date:
September 2021
Dorian Burkhalter Dorian Burkhalter Journalist, SWI

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