After watching the documentary Citizenfour
and completing the reading by Glenn Greenwald (Greenwald, 2014), write a two-page reflection essay (double space, 12-point Times New Roman, 1” margins). Organize your essay by addressing the following questions:
- What are the societal implications when personal privacy is forfeited? Is privacy essential for a functioning democracy? Discuss.
- What level of surveillance should governments be allowed over their citizens? When is the “protecting against terrorism and security” line crossed and personal privacy infringed upon? Discuss.
- Both the documentary and the course reading by Greenwald revealed the U.S. government’s surveillance over foreign regimes and political leaders. In what ways is this related to our lecture on the geopolitics of information? Discuss.