First of all, I want to welcome everyone here at the conference in Glasgow. I am honored to see so many representatives wanting to participate. Thank you for being here.
I will shortly introduce myself. I am a politically active student, studying at Aarhus Business College, and for those who may not know me, I am Rebecca Emilie Kramhoeft.
"If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear." This is a typical argument used by governments and other groups to justify their surveillance activities.
I do not think that it justifies that we are under high levels of surveillance. If you have heard this sentence before, then you are welcome to raise a hand. Okay, I see almost everyone here has a hand in the air, and to be honest I am not surprised.
Sometimes I ask myself the questions: Do I really want to live in a Big Brother society? And do I have the right balance between my own basic human right to privacy and surveillance? To be honest, I do not want to be part of the Big Brother society.
But how to escape it? At this point of view, some surveillance and surveillance cameras do have a role in keeping us safe but at what cost? To our own humanity, our own privacy?
Let me give an example, I think most of you here today have a smartphone with you.
What we might not think about are all the traces that we leave behind, when we carry and use or smartphones and how someone somewhere can track us.