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Political, Economical and Social Impacts of Snowden Breach

Hasan T. Arslan & Joyren Quarcoo

Abstract
This exploratory research takes a look into the effects of Edward Snowden‟s
Surveillance disclosures on political, economic and social fronts and examines
the source of the surveillance issue. The political ramifications include four
ways in which American politics and policy have been damaged by the reports.
The paper illustrates the economic damage to two major contributors to the
U.S and global economy. It also explores the existence of the social debate
between privacy and security. Finally, the paper seeks an answer to the
question what must Americans draw the government‟s attention to, to really
affect change?

Keywords: Snowden, PRISM, privacy, security, surveillance, NSA