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Strife Series on Intelligence in the digital age, Part II – Surveillance, data protection and the right to privacy

February 21, 2017

By: Felix Manig Counterterrorism efforts in the digital age are characterized by the ability of certain governments to systematically intercept, collect and analyze metadata and private information worldwide. Through the disclosure of classified information on covert global surveillance programs in 2013, the ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden initiated an important debate on the balance between national … Continue reading “Strife Series on Intelligence in the digital age, Part II – Surveillance, data protection and the right to privacy”


Deconstructing the panopticon

May 1, 2014

By Andreas Haggman: Surveillance is always a contentious issue. Whether in the physical realm (CCTV cameras) or digital realm (phone tapping, electronic snooping), proponents and opponents trade blows over arguments of necessity and efficacy versus invasion of privacy and erosion of liberty. While there are no clear-cut answers as to the ethical and practical utility … Continue reading “Deconstructing the panopticon”


The problem with curtains

February 25, 2014

By Andreas Haggman:   Edward Snowden’s revelations have prompted fierce debates in both the intelligence world and the cyber domain more generally. Opinions and analyses on the impact of the revelations can be found at every level of publication from academic journals to online discussion forums. The outcome of the debates with regards to the … Continue reading “The problem with curtains”


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