The Post-Snowden Era

Mass Surveillance and Privacy in New Zealand

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Pages: 160

RRP: $14.99

ISBN: 9780908321070

ISTC: A022015000000037

DOI: 10.7810/9780908321070

Surveillance is confusing. Should we give up on expecting privacy because we're all being watched, or stop worrying because it's all exaggerated? Actually, neither of those is right. A much better idea is to find a book that is sane, well researched and easy to read, so you understand, don't fear needlessly, and can do something about the things that are wrong. A book like this one. Nicky Hager

Revelations about the nature and extent of global surveillance programs have shocked many. But what are their implications in the long term – and for New Zealand? Mapping New Zealand’s role in international intelligence-gathering from the Second World War to the present day, Kathleen Kuehn asks probing questions about the behaviour of both the state and corporations in our current ‘surveillance society’. Ultimately these questions force us to confront the way we value our individual privacy and civil liberties, for – as we often hear – why should any of this matter if we have nothing to hide?


Kathleen appeared earlier this year in the documentary I SPY (With My 5 Eyes) - see ISPYdoc.com, #ISPYdoc

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