Systematic Federal Surveillance of Ordinary Americans
By Charlotte Twight
This article appeared in the Fall 1999 issue of The Independent Review.
Federal data collection empowers the United States government to obtain personal information about every American citizen: the checks he writes, the types of causes he supports, what he says privately to his doctor. The resultand often the purposeis a profound erosion of individual autonomy.
Charlotte Twight is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Professor of Economics at Boise State University.
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