In this paper, we approach questions raised by revelations of government metadata surveillance programs by drawing upon theory and literature in both law and archival studies. We conclude that, because metadata surveillance can be highly intrusive to personal privacy and that certain types of metadata are inextricably linked with the records of our digitally mediated lives, legal distinctions that draw a line between communications “content” and metadata are inappropriate and insufficient to adequately protect personal privacy.
|Title of host publication||iConference 2014 Proceedings|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2014|
- archival studies
- information science
Newell, B., & Tennis, J. T. (2014). Me, my metadata, and the NSA: Privacy and government metadata surveillance programs. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (pp. 345-355) https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/bitstream/handle/2142/47299/109_ready.pdf