A very interesting paper whose title "sleepwalking toward a control society" is reminiscent of the closing paragraph in my TEDx talk. The report is written by Prof. Kai Ekholm and Paivikki Karhula of IFLA.
Clarke's paper on Uberveillance and the notion of data surveillance is prominent throughout the report.
Here is an excerpt:
"Overall, perspectives to the users’ rights on the Internet need to extend from contents and access to cover the infrastructure of communications. In this broad context users’ should have a right to express versatile views and produce contents which does not reflect the mainstream values without fear. Users should gain more control over the management of their person related data to be able to check, correct and follow up how their person related data is used (e.g. European data protection law recognizes these types of requirements as data subject rights, EDPS 2012).
A closed and non-transparent setting of infrastructural censorship and data surveillance should be opened in a future. Since data collection and management becomes more and more invisible, people need facts about the context in which surveillance schemes are to be deployed (Clarke 2007). In an environment of extended data collection, users would require more protections against tracking, monitoring and use of their data without their consent. Otherwise, the setting of ubiquitous environment may produce fatal consequences for users and society."
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