Jul 142010
 
 July 14, 2010  Surveillance

Stewart Baker writes:

Quick quiz: A legislature proposes strict new limits on wiretapping, including penalties for leaking the results of a criminal wiretap in advance of trial, essentially making such leaks a felony for most people and a misdemeanor for journalists. Is this (a) good for human rights because it protects privacy and cuts down on prosecutorial abuses that prejudice defendants or (b) bad for human rights because journalists might be punished for abetting prosecutorial abuses?

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