I am a graduate student researching the developing fields of ‘cyber security’, surveillance, and privacy in the network society.
I used to feel somewhat utopian about the Internet, but now I am more interested in exploring the issues and problems that have arisen because of it. This largely unregulated space badly needs some guidelines, but attempts to promote security must not sacrifice personal liberty and privacy.
In this blog I hope to explore some of the possibilities for a form of regulation which protects netziens from the perils of cybercrime, online hate and ‘flaming’, cyberbullying, identity theft, and the many other problems we have yet to solve. But which also preserves our civil liberties online, and the exciting experimental potential of the Internet.