The Post-9/11 political consensus put a greater emphasis on state surveillance. Increasingly sophisticated technologies gave state actors the power to track and watch ordinary people like never before. While supporters argue that this is a small price to pay for increasing safety and preventing terrorism, others see this as a serious contravention of human rights. Is the extent to which we are now surveilled a step too far?
Yes, surveillance has gone too far
Unwarranted surveillance is not just intrusive; it is also a heinous violation of our human rights.
Surveillance technology is increasingly sophisticated and unseen
Today, there are many more types of surveillance than just cameras.