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Surveillance And Privacy Concerns: Finding A Balance

Mohd Ishaq Shah ✉ In the rapidly evolving age of technological advancement and instant communication, surveillance has become almost unavoidable. Humanity finds itself in a situation where maintaining complete privacy is nearly impossible, particularly with the widespread use of modern technology, including social media apps that request permission to record audio and video interactions before installation, as well as surveillance in workplaces and other establishments. Representative picture Despite this, technological security plays a crucial role in a nation's defence mechanisms in the current context. However, this increased surveillance has also encroached upon individuals' private lives and liberties. Surveillance involves monitoring behaviour, activities, or information for purposes of information gathering, influencing, managing, or directing. This can encompass distant observation using electronic devices like closed-circuit television (CCTV) or intercepting electronic