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Government Access to Private-Sector Data
November/December 2010 (vol. 8 no. 6)
pp. 68-71
Fred H. Cate, Indiana University
Governments have long sought access to private enterprise data, but there's a new voraciousness for such data. Furthermore, this demand is supported by the extraordinary growth of digital technologies that can record, store, and share electronically individuals' records, communications, movements, finances, relationships, and even tastes. Fortunately, best practices for accessing such data have emerged, which lawmakers around the world would do well to consider.

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Index Terms:
security and privacy, government surveillance, national security
Citation:
Fred H. Cate, "Government Access to Private-Sector Data," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 68-71, Nov.-Dec. 2010, doi:10.1109/MSP.2010.176
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