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Asta Skogstad Boldt Rasmussen, Camilla Kolbe Jørgensen & Louise Hou Vinter

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt


This paper examines the ethics of surveillance. Surveillance is a highly debated subject in Denmark. The situation is different now, from the way it was in the past. The system of surveillance has changed through many years and goes back to the 1600s. The industrialization and the many forms of technology have increased the state’s ability to monitor citizens - a surveillance that often takes place on the many social media platforms we are committing ourselves to today. This paper will discuss some of the central and most common arguments for and against surveillance in Denmark. An
analysis will take place through three central arguments concerning that the boundary for surveillance of the general citizen is difficult to find. The analysis will be primarily based on theory by Kira Vrist Rønn and Kevin Macnish. There will be an explanation on how surveillance can both be positive, and negative, as it can lead to change in behavior and a feeling of privacy invasion. This being the reason why there are so many different ethical perspectives that must be considered when it comes to surveillance. Lastly the conclusion will be, that especially people’s privacy is an important component when it comes to discussing the extent of surveillance.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato16 dec. 2019
Antal sider42
VejledereThomas Søbirk Petersen


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