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Professor warns Denmark is headed for “digital surveillance hell”

TheCopenhagenPost
April 12th, 2015


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Big brother is really watching us

Big brother is watching Danes…a lot (Photo: Pawel Zdziarski)

Denmark is at the top of the EU list of Smart Cities, putting it at the forefront of the digital race. Professor Martin Brynskov from Aarhus University warns that along with the self-propelled cars and smart waste systems comes an increased level of surveillance that has yet to be examined.

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“There are problems with monitoring that we haven’t really taken a look at yet,” Brynskov told Jyllands-Posten. “There is the risk of a digital surveillance hell.”

Brynskov said that he does not believe that digital development needs to slow down, but called for a national strategy on surveillance.


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