‘If you’ve done nothing wrong you’ve got nothing to hide’ is an expression often used to in debates about surveillance. If one has no intention of breaking the law there is no need to fear being watched and to do so can itself create suspicion. This argument has obvious flaws, not least because some things should just remain private, but also because once universal and constant surveillance exists, the law can be manipulated to make new activities illegal, leaving little…
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