Electronic surveillance activities have expanded globally since the 'War on Terror' began in 2001. These include illegal mass surveillance practices by national security intelligence agencies. Legislative trends in Canada and other countries are increasing legalization of previously illegal mass surveillance activities, lowering legal standards of privacy and personal data protection and weakening the checks and balances in democratic governance. In this talk, based on her interviews with Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers, Dr. Ogasawara gives an overview of contemporary mass surveillance activities and discusses how they relate to our everyday lives and democracy.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $15 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).