Prof. Rozenshtein Quoted in The Atlantic About Government Surveillance to Fight Coronavirus

Professor Alan Rozenshtein was quoted in The Atlantic about increased government surveillance to fight coronavirus. He noted, “As someone who has been studying 9/11 and the U.S. response to it, I see this as the same kind of inflection point. I just don’t see us going back to normal ever again after this.” He also cautioned against the potential of surveillance programs to exceed their initial scope: “There really is such a thing as surveillance creep, and surveillance programs do tend to increase beyond their initial scope. Pandemics, like other emergencies, have often been these catalyst moments for the permanent expansion of the government. And the government does not tend to shrink after the moment has passed.”