Freedom from suspicion: what NZ can learn from Iceland

Powered by technology, governments and corporations are creating a Kafka meets Orwell surveillance and repression state. Has this really made us safer? What happens when a false positive is not merely a statistic but a human being?

Even for people who have some idea of the reality of pervasive surveillance and guilt by algorithms today, the documentary World – Naked Citizens brings together the strands into a mosaic of where we are heading. In this murky and depressing world, Iceland is emerging as a guiding star.

Unfortunately, New Zealand has started going down the path of our ‘natural’ allies, such as USA, UK and Australia. Yet New Zealand’s history shows that we can get it right, we can stand up for ourselves. If we choose to. Before it is too late.

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