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TRACKING SURVEILLANCE

28.04.2020
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Surveillance

By Ewan Sutherland

The practice of surveillance began with the covert interception of mail, with telegram and telephone interception being added centuries later. These activities were undertaken by the police and secret police, later intelligence services, together with the post office, often without an explicit legal framework or checks and balances, but constrained by limited resources.

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Surveillance creep has made the leap front and centre as the world responds to COVID-19. EWAN SUTHERLAND charts the shifts in technology, practice and norms.

Intermedia Issue:
Vol 48 Issue 1
Issue Date:
April 2020
Theme:
Innovation and Content, Privacy, Safety, Security
Ewan Sutherland Ewan Sutherland Consultant; Research Fellow, LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Research Associate, CRIDS, University of Namur, Namur, Belgium

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