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Issue No. 01 - January/February (2008 vol. 6)
ISSN: 1540-7993
pp: 24-33
Jennifer Rexford , Princeton University
Susan Landau , Sun Microsystems
Whitfield Diffie , Sun Microsystems
Steven M. Bellovin , Columbia University
Matt Blaze , University of Pennsylvania
Peter G. Neumann , SRI International
ABSTRACT
A new US law allows warrantless wiretapping whenever one end of the communication is believed to be outside national borders. This creates serious security risks: danger of exploitation of the system by unauthorized users, danger of criminal misuse by trusted insiders, and danger of misuse by government agents.
INDEX TERMS
Protect America Act, wiretapping, surveillance, civil liberties, US wiretap law
CITATION
Jennifer Rexford, Susan Landau, Whitfield Diffie, Steven M. Bellovin, Matt Blaze, Peter G. Neumann, "Risking Communications Security: Potential Hazards of the Protect America Act", IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 6, no. , pp. 24-33, January/February 2008, doi:10.1109/MSP.2008.17
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