chapter  10
12 Pages

Technologies of surveillance and the erosion of institutional trust

ByBENJAMIN GOOLD

What are the costs of surveillance? What are the implications of allowing governments and private organisations to use sophisticated surveillance technologies such as CCTV, electronic tagging and data-matching software in their everyday dealings with individuals? At what point does routine, everyday surveillance become a threat to individual well-being, democratic values and the legitimacy of the modern state?