Skip to content

Surveillance as Social Sorting: Privacy, Risk and Automated Discrimination

07/09/2012

 

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/

Advertisements
Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: