Deconstructing the Relationship Between Privacy and Security [Viewpoint]

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From a government or law-enforcement perspective, one common model of privacy and security postulates that security and privacy are opposite ends of a single continuum. While this model has appealing properties, it is overly simplistic. The relationship between privacy and security is not a binary operation in which one can be traded for the other until a balance is found. One fallacy common in privacy and security discourse is that trade-offs are effective or even necessary. Consider the remarks of New York Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly shortly after the Boston Marathon bombing, “I'm a major proponent of cameras. I think the privacy issue has really been taken off the table”....
Privacy, Security, Surveillance, US Department of Defense, Government policies, Risk management
G. Conti, L. Shay and W. Hartzog, "Deconstructing the Relationship Between Privacy and Security [Viewpoint]," in IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 28-30, Summer 2014, doi: 10.1109/MTS.2014.2319897.