Mass surveillance and systemic monitoring — the case of biometric identification

Mass surveillance and systemic monitoring — the case of biometric identification

Mass surveillance and systemic monitoring — the case of biometric identification — — -Brussels (Brussels Morning) George Orwell’s “1984” novel might be the most iconic reference to a society living under surveillance. Its depiction of a dystopian future, where a totalitarian government continually surveys the population — not only their behaviour but also burrowing into their minds — is an hyperbolic, yet chilling, illustration of what could happen if a government with enough resources decided to control every aspect of a society.