Of Privacy and Power

Of Privacy and Power❮Reading❯ ➺ Of Privacy and Power ➲ Author Henry Farrell – Heartforum.co.uk How disputes over privacy and security have shaped the relationship between the European Union and the United States and what this means for the futureWe live in an interconnected world where security How disputes over privacy and security have shaped the relationship between the European Union and the United States and what this means for the futureWe live in an interconnected world where security problems like terrorism are spilling across borders and globalized data networks and e commerce platforms are reshaping the world economy This means that states' jurisdictions and rule systems Of Privacy Kindle - clash How have they negotiated their differences over freedom and security Of Privacy and Power investigates how the European Union and United States the two major regulatory systems in world politics have regulated privacy and security and how their agreements and disputes have reshaped the transatlantic relationshipThe transatlantic struggle over freedom and security has usually been depicted as a clash between a peace loving European Union and a belligerent United States Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman demonstrate how this misses the point The real dispute was between two transnational coalitions one favoring security the other liberty whose struggles have reshaped the politics of surveillance e commerce and privacy rights Looking at three large security debates in the period since involving Passenger Name Record data the SWIFT financial messaging controversy and Edward Snowden's revelations the authors examine how the powers of border spanning coalitions have waxed and waned Globalization has enabled new strategies of action which security agencies interior ministries privacy NGOs bureaucrats and other actors exploit as circumstances dictateThe first serious study of how the politics of surveillance has been transformed Of Privacy and Power offers a fresh view of the role of information and power in a world of economic interdependence.


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  • Hardcover
  • 248 pages
  • Of Privacy and Power
  • Henry Farrell
  • 17 May 2014
  • 9780691183640

10 thoughts on “Of Privacy and Power

  1. Murilo says:

    Preface was very important in outlining and summarizing pretty much everything that the remaining of the book will coverChapter 1 lays the theoretical framework behind the authors’ new theory of international relations They claim that although the idea has been presented before in the IR literature such as in Joseph S Nye’s work no one ever fully theorized the fact that the world must no longer be examined from a state level approach any but rather from a multilevel standpoint Globalization has brought an unprecedented interdependence among not only state governments but also other intra and supranational actors such a civil rights movements academic institutions NGOs corporations the UN and several important government entities inside a country such as interior ministries parliaments and other relevant participants The main point on the foundation of Henry Farrell and Abraham L Newman’s theory is that the state does not have monopoly over diplomacy any Their theory entitled New Interdependence Approach NIA is based on a few key fundamental ideas1 Rule overlap As national markets become interpenetrated rules of each country overlaps with other countries as the intersocietal actors are interdependent and it is mainly these actors that bargain and negotiate these regulations inside and across their original jurisdiction In other words rules inside a country affect states people and companies from other countries because they are connected through globalization perfect example is GDPR 2 Opportunity structure Each actor’s leverage and influence is deeply dependent on how much access it has to transnational forms which naturally creates an asymmetry of power Asymmetries existed in model before but NIA introduces the other participants in these power differences 3 Insulation Those actors against a certain world movement tends to adopt anti transnational forms to maintain the national rule against a cross national posture European civil liberties actors against US’s imposition of post 911 thorough surveillance in order to preserve safety Chapter 2 explains how dynamics pre 911 worked in the US in the EU and US EU privacy collaboration efforts And then it analyzes the post 911 dynamics The transatlantic policing efforts to combat worldwide menaces andor help collaboration among nations was very limited on the pre 911 era The only significant and worth mentioning agency is Interpol which was indeed a form of international intelligence sharing but really limited to specific cases and data when necessary Within the US they had the CIA the NSA and the FBI as central actors of intelligence However their role was mostly national although the authors fail to observe the length and depth of CIA’s involvements during the Cold War period and they did not cooperate so much among themselves It is not different for the European Union they had few intelligence and investigation treaties and groups like TREVI Group Europol Eurojust but still very limited much than the US After the terrorist attack in 2001 the United States began making really strong reuisitions from a Europe to assure security enforcement The US realized that it wasn’t only states that could cause such harm but also a non state actor that needed to be watched The EU has historically adopted a privacy focused emphasis rather than security The transatlantic struggle and haggle between the two economic giants was moderated not by the states alone but by a combination of actors with beliefs interests and influences that vary enormously among themChapter 3 does the same as chapter 2 except that it takes a particular study case of privacy airline passenger data CAPS2 was the result of the first controversial set of rules from an all sided bargaining and compromising The second and improved set of rules was Safe Flight Although the US which has always prioritized security over privacy pressured the EU much privacy concerned heavily it did not manage to get as much data collection inside the own security oriented territory proving the point that states are no longer alone in the setting of regulations The EU on the other hand was ironically cooperative another proof that multiple actors inside and outside a jurisdiction exerce much influence than most scholars take into considerationChapter 4 SWIFT Financial data Still analyzing the post 911 effects the US tried to collect financial data from its European counterparts to track possible terrorist activityfinancing but such data collection was illegal in Europe Still they influenced Europe to pass laws allowing in a coercive manner initially through SWIFT “cooperation” under threat of restraining their market in the US to a certain extent of financial data collection and distribution However the privacy worried European Union ended up making their own laws which were way different from what they were cooperating with the US showing the force of internal actors over state actors All dominant theoretical frameworks fail to explain such a thing as there was no shift in power or dominance both retained global market power Chapter 5 Snowden’s leaks Safe Harbor 2000 were a bunch of principles developed to protect the European 1995 Data Protection Directive while collaborating in data sharing with the United States privacy rules of data collection and exchange firms could block flows unilaterally if each part thought it wasn’t working FDC supervised it It was operated though with critics throughout the 2000s but with the belief that it had to be reformed and updated The complaints were around how much of data exchange was for commercial use of companies and how much was being taken advantage by governments It was unclear on some topics about how the cooperation should be regulated especially regarding FDC jurisdiction An alternative needed law enforcement but it had different meanings for US and EU leading to heated debates Replacement talks started in March 2011 to create a barrier between commercial and government use new privacy and law enforcement rules Snowden’s 2013 revelations showed EU interest in keeping data privacy and the US interest in mass surveillance on non US citizens grave violations to Safe Harbor but the EU realized that the SHA was being used as a conduit for American government’s use of the data shared and only revocation would halt this revelations brought a huge obstacle to serious negotiations with the US SHA was inherently flawed European Court of Justice concluded and so a new agreement in 2016 Privacy Shield and Umbrella Agreement was reached but it didn’t change much main difference was a larger role that European citizens had in their data collection options the transatlantic relationship still necessitates a new longer term solutionThe book’s conclusion shows a opined side of the authors’ ideas I pretty much agree with them in everything data must be treated with careful attention privacy must not be violated but it has to be used to keep us safe and improve our lives India’s Aadhaar is a good example but we have to be careful with bad examples such as Cambridge Analytica and the Chinese authoritarian government using massive surveillance to create a social credit score system and to monitorwatch citizens behaviors so as to silence dissidence But it has to be analyzed and researched from this new perspective not from the old suared one that limits our comprehension of today’s complicated power dynamics I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I thought I would because it focuses on the new theoretical approach to international relations but I would love to see their work on the privacy and data collection ideas and exploration

  2. Klaus Hansen says:

    Best thing It is short Good to read about SWIFT PNR and Safe Harbor Next time spend energy on the subject matter and MUCH less time on this supposedly new theory of understanding power in international politics which is for a sensible normal adult like myself banal and almost sweet in a childish sort of way So you figured out that people on all levels from heads of state to menial officials talk to each other across borders and that also private companies can play a role in politics WauwAnd Please do not write all the time what you are going to write and also write what you have just written It is maddeningI think I will invite the professors to the next meeting in my apartment building with all the tenants so they can catch a glimpse of real people doing a bit of politics it will astonish the gentlemen I am sure

  3. Stevo Brock says:

    This book was a Best of the Best for the month of July 2019 as selected by Stevo's Book Reviews on the Internet You can find me at on my Stevo's Novel Ideas Influencer page or search for me on Google for many reviews and recommendations

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