- August 20, 2013
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Do you understand online privacy and the surveillance liberties taken by the institutions in your country? With the proliferation of WikiLeaks and raised awareness about consumer data laws, US citizens have decided to further publicise the role of the NSA in surveillance of citizens’ online behaviour.
Liberal activist Sina Khanifar created an online petition site called StopWatching.us which has collected over 500,000 signatures to petition for privacy legislation to the U.S Congress. Taking its inspiration from George Orwell’s depiction of a dystopian, autocratic society, the group has set up rallies for ‘1984 Day’. These took place in 17 US cities on August 4th and served to openly challenge unconstitutional surveillance.
With government agencies now tracking use of personal emails, browsing history and social media activity is it time for users to reassess the connection state institutions have to personal information?
Various members of the team and Core Media have been involved in Ireland at an industry level to input on this discussion which will have global implications in terms of the way our data is collected and stored. We’re keeping close watch on this to ensure our clients are up to speed on the impact; but also very mindful on changing consumer sentiment around this issue.
This blog isn’t meant to have the answers; but tell us…are you concerned about online personal privacy? Do you think there should be a review of state surveillance measures in Ireland? Let us know.