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HOW 9/11 SHAPED INTERNET GOVERNANCE

24.09.2021
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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 swissinfo.ch 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 swissinfo.ch

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