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Strategic Intelligence Management by Simeon Yates, Babak Akhgar

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Chapter 10

Emerging Technologies and the Human Rights Challenge of Rapidly Expanding State Surveillance Capacities

Mohammad Dastbaz, Edward Halpin and Steve Wright

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety…

Benjamin Franklin (1759)

Introduction

We live in the shadow of rapidly developing and converging technologies, from the humble beginnings when the Internet and the World Wide Web emerged, out of developing network technologies and hypertext, to today’s connected world where from the comfort of our laptops we have access to terabytes of data that up until recently were reserved exclusively for large corporations. We are living in the era of “smart devices” that we trust with ...

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