The Ethics of Surveillance: An Introduction systematically and comprehensively examines the ethical issues surrounding the concept of surveillance. Addressing important questions such as:
Is it ever acceptable to spy on one's allies?
To what degree should the state be able to intrude into its citizens' private lives in the name of security?
Can corporate espionage ever be justified?
What are the ethical issues surrounding big data?
How far should a journalist go in pursuing information?
Is it reasonable to expect a degree of privacy in public?
Is it ever justifiable for a parent to read a child's diary?
Featuring case studies throughout, this textbook provides a philosophical introduction to an incredibly topical issue studied by students within the fields of applied ethics, ethics of technology, privacy, security studies, politics, journalism and human geography.
Kevin Macnish is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Twente, The Netherlands.
Acknowledgements Introduction Part I - Introducing the Ethics of Surveillance Chapter 1 - History of Thought on Surveillance and the Ethics of Surveillance Chapter 2 - The Wrongs of Surveillance Chapter 3 - Key Ethical Issues in Surveillance Part II - Applied Contexts Chapter 4 - International Espionage Chapter 5 - National Security Chapter 6 - Policing Chapter 7 - Social Welfare Chapter 8 - Corporate Espionage Chapter 9 - Commercial Uses Chapter 10 - Journalism Chapter 11 - Private Investigators Chapter 12 - Workplace Surveillance Chapter 13 - Surveillance in Public Places Chapter 14 - The Young and Old Conclusion Index