Surveillance as Social Sorting: Privacy, Risk and Automated Discrimination
Why is surveillance harmful to society?
Surveillance dehumanises society as:
- It compromises the legal concept of innocent until found guilty
- Discriminates against minorities
- Social profiling
- Racial profiling
Professor David Lyon (Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada) discusses surveillance in the age of new communication and information technologies for the American Sociological Association. For more information, visit http://www.queensu.ca/sociology/Surveillance/