University of Gothenburg

Security and surveillance

A complex and uncertain world generates an increasing need for security. But at the same time security is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain, due to the very complexity. Digital technology is today often seen as a prerequisite for creating increased security - and the systems must also be absolutely secure in themselves. Surveillance is an interesting factor in the need for a higher level of security, while much of what we do becomes traceable and exposed – is that good? We still seem to volunteer for daily monitoring, as we leave footprints in various digital contexts. But what does all this mean for our integrity?

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Elena Pagnin on the importance of cryptography