Introduction

  • Math Bucholski
  • Konrad Duffy
  • Caro Gröne
  • Maxime Hensels
  • Magdalena König
  • Christophe Leclerc
  • Jonas Quicker
  • Pia Sombetzki
  • Jasmijn van der Most
  • Victor Werner
  • Jakob Zeijl
  • Nico Randeraad

Abstract

"Scientia potentia est" – knowledge is power. Many people seem to read this phrase, attributed to Francis Bacon, as a mission statement. If knowledge is power, then it is easy to understand why people demand more transparency and why at the same time surveillance increases. Transparency and surveillance are means to acquire knowledge and information. For centuries, governments have been surveilling their people to ensure that they behave according to their wishes.
Published
2016-06-27