Privacy and surveillance

In this lesson, you will discover the reality and limitations of privacy and surveillance. You will learn the laws that protect us directly, and others that enable the security services to protect us from harm and the tension between. In addition, you will consider the different technology that we encounter in our daily lives and the privacy implications of these. Finally, you will learn about how intrusive social media is in its harvesting of data, and become more informed about the data that they are making available through your engagement with technology, as well as the, environmental impacts of social media.


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