The Snowden Reader

David P. Fidler (Editor) Fred H Cate (Contribution by)
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When Edward Snowden began leaking NSA documents in June 2013, his actions sparked impassioned debates about electronic surveillance, national security, and privacy in the digital age. The Snowden Reader looks at Snowden's disclosures and their aftermath. Critical analyses by experts discuss the historical, political, legal, and ethical issues raised by the disclosures. Over forty key documents related to the case are included, with introductory notes explaining their significance: documents leaked by Snowden; responses from the NSA, the Obama administration, and Congress; statements by foreign leaders, their governments, and international organizations; judicial rulings; findings of review committees; and Snowden's own statements. This book provides a valuable introduction and overview for anyone who wants to go beyond the headlines to understand this historic episode.

Product Details

$30.00  $27.60
Indiana University Press
Publish Date
April 24, 2015
6.0 X 1.1 X 8.9 inches | 1.15 pounds
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About the Author

David P. Fidler is James Louis Calamaras Professor in the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University. He is author or editor of twelve books, including (with Arturo J. Marcano Guevara) Stealing Lives: The Globalization of Baseball and the Tragic Story of Alexis Quiroz (IUP, 2002).


"...A valuable resource for citizens concerned about data collection by government and commercial entities and its impact on privacy."


"An intense examination of whistleblower Edward Snowden that successfully wades through both partisan rhetoric and ideological constraints... Fidler's work is significant because, while events are still playing out, it is actively helping to make sense of this pressing particular American crisis a lot more quickly. An indispensable resource for understanding the Snowden leaks."

--Kirkus Reviews