UNCSTD: Regulating Surveillance Technology


Technological advances within the past few decades have acted as a gateway to a swarm of controversial topics, many of which are difficult to address provided our short and recent experience with the technology itself. Of these issues, surveillance technology is among the most concerning due to potential violations of the right to privacy. Additionally, with location-tracking, wire-tapping, and facial recognition technology being developed faster than we can react, the widespread implementation of these devices has made it too late to eliminate them altogether. In the face of inevitable technological omnipresence, there remain only two paths: government regulation on the use of surveillance, or acceptance of the supervision that awaits.

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