Emil Lohse, Rasmus Skaastrup, Mathias Lagoni, Magnus Bilsøe & Jeppe Sejr

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project will examine the concept of governmental surveillance and how it has developed throughout the 21st century originating from 9-11. Through the public exposure of the American intelligence agency NSA we will present how surveillance thrives in our society and how it’s essen-tially affect all of us. We will through the project portray the work methods NSA use, and how they suppress people’s legal and public rights. We will for this purpose use pieces from the former NSA employee Edward Snowden and jour-nalist Glen Greenwald, who is responsible for leaking the confidential documents conserving NSA. Through Snowdens revelations regarding NSA we discus several similarities with the society por-trayed by George Orwell in his novel “1994” and now. We found the novel useful by comparing the worst-case scenario described in the book, to the American society today. Snowden though gives us a world, which by his words have surpassed the state of 1984. I this regard we describe through the project the current level of surveillance and put it into context regarding the reason for this mass surveillance. In the debate about the current mass surveillance we examine the USA PATRIOT Act, which gives American intelligence agencies increased authorization for the purpose of fighting ter-rorism. USA PATRIOT Act is the context from which the increased level of surveillance after 9-11. Furthermore we will try to find a connecting between the surveillance the NSA conduct and compare it to the society, which Orwell gives us to see, if a comparison is even possible.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato28 maj 2015
VejledereHans-Åke Persson


  • Glen Greenwald
  • George Orwell
  • NSA
  • Overvågning