Leading Surveillance societies

By: Heleen
On: December 15, 2006
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http://www.privacyinternational.org/images/logo_sm.gifAnd here’s yet another reason why we should all move to Belgium…. or consider moving to Germany! I wanted to show this chart yesterday in class, during our discussion of Philip Agre’s article “Surveillance and capture: Two models of privacy”. Unfortunately I couldn’t find it then…

This is a graphical overview of the ability of countries to assure the privacy of its citizens. Or… you can tell from this overview what the leading surveillance societies are in the world.

This overview only looks at privacy. It makes me wonder if the leading surveillance societies are safer to life in? Or is there just more control needed, because the chance of terrorism is so high?


One Response to “Leading Surveillance societies”
  • December 19, 2006 at 12:08 pm

    Cause of death by terrorism is statistically insignificant

    widespread protection against terrorism does more harm than terrorism itself, in my opinion.

    The moment you start focusing on terrorism, or fear terrorism, terrorism has fulfilled its goals and you have lost.

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