Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
One Nation Under SurveillanceA New Social Contract to Defend Freedom Without Sacrificing Liberty$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Simon Chesterman

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199674954

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199674954.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 January 2018

Britain and the Turn to Law

Britain and the Turn to Law

Chapter:
(p.131) 5 Britain and the Turn to Law
Source:
One Nation Under Surveillance
Author(s):

Simon Chesterman

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199674954.003.0005

This chapter examines the political and legal status of Britain's intelligence services. More specifically, it assesses the formalization of the nation's intelligence services and their powers. The chapter first looks at the case of James Malone on the issue of wiretapping before turning to a discussion of the notion that the representatives of Britain's intelligence services were just ‘ordinary citizens’. It then considers some of the problems associated with the legal regime on intelligence and the limitations of law in regulating closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras as an approach to surveillance. The chapter also looks at the remedies available to citizens who experience abuse of powers by the intelligence services and the privacy implications of CCTV before concluding with a comparison of Britain's approach to CCTV with those in Canada and the United States.

Keywords:   intelligence services, James Malone, wiretapping, Britain, closed-circuit television, surveillance, remedies, privacy, Canada, United States

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .