07/10/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Edward Whitacre: Sued By Civil Liberties Group When At AT&T

London - For whom the bell tolls? It is small surprise anti-terrorism measures have an impact on open society, though resentment breeds if the measures lead to an increase in state power. Relaxed data retention laws are normally hurried through in the aftermath of terrorism--but if not, leaders will often give themselves political license to step up surveillance, claiming to act in the interests of the country.