THE INTRUDERS: The Invasion of Privacy by Government and Industry by Senator Edward Long

THE INTRUDERS: The Invasion of Privacy by Government and Industry

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Everyone knows about the electronic olive in the martini, but the story of how private American lives are becoming less and less private is given more authority and more attention from the legal side of the distressing situation by the Senator from Louisiana. He has spearheaded the Congressional investigation of telephone tapping, electronic eavesdropping devices, mail covers, big-eared G-men and long-nosed corporation snoopers currently in the news. The circle of our privacy narrows with each new sale of this kind of equipment to government, industry, private detectives and blackguard citizens. But government, the Senator argues, cannot use such dishonorable methods to achieve the ends of justice nor can the law resort to illegal techniques. We will be left with our ideals subverted, tuned in to one another in endless eavesdropping, each man informed upon by his neighbor. His brief for Federal legislation regulating both the sale and use by public agencies and private companies alike is overdue and necessary. Is somebody listening? Hopefully.

Publisher: Praeger