One of democracy’s foundations is the fact that all human beings have certain inalienable rights and freedoms. Suspended by trust and shared values. Today, trust and shared values are being replaced by “control and surveillance”.
First off, there are three major differences – and consequently huge implications:
- Between the concepts of nations spying on other nations,
- nations spying on their own citizens,
- and of nations forcing their own corporations – by law – to become involved in collecting information about their own citizens.