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Symbol of Freedom: ATSA and International Efforts to Increase Security

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  • Source:
    Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, 2009/07/01, Vol: 32, p731
  • معلومة اضافية
    • Author:
      Valerie Kraml
    • Abstract:
      I. Introduction Too many wrongly characterize the debate as "security versus privacy." The real choice is liberty versus control. Tyranny, whether it arises under threat of foreign physical attack or under constant domestic authoritative scrutiny, is still tyranny. Liberty requires security without intrusion, security plus privacy ... we should champion privacy even when we have nothing to hide. Bruce Schneier The Eternal Value of Privacy, 2006 On September 11, 2001, foreign terrorists hijacked and flew American jetliners into buildings in New York and Washington D.C., causing widespread destruction. In the aftermath, the U.S. experienced an aviation security awakening, marked by a drastic shift in how the U.S. approach and negotiate security issues within the modern aviation system. As the world becomes more technologically and socially connected, security has become an increasingly complex domestic concern. In particular, domestic efforts to ensure security require some modification or reduction of individual rights. Following the September 11th ("9-11") terrorist attacks, the U.S. has struggled with balancing differing standards of individual rights with domestic security in an increasingly international airline industry. As the world becomes more interdependent, and threats to security grow, there is a rising need for international cooperation to battle security threats. 1 Efforts to build international agreements, however, are balanced against domestic laws protecting individual rights. Notwithstanding their shared emphasis on individual rights, the U.S. and the EU have taken very different approaches to the protection of individual rights within the context of international and domestic security. ...
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