The US recently unveiled plans to potentially collect visa applicant’s social media details’ as part of their application process. It would affect nearly 15 million people annually, but will change society immediately, by bringing us one step closer to a police state where politics and surveillance are used against the individual. However, social media can easily be used to access parts of your life that even you aren’t aware of, so how concerned should you be?
In his article ‘Next Stop 1984: How Social Media Could Lead to a Police State’, Evgeny Chereshnev, CEO and founder of Biolink.Tech can explain the following:
- The potential impact of governments handling your digital data and whether they have a right too
- How data protection laws could complicate matters for countries in and outside Europe
- What are the implications if an individual is offline and does not have a social footprint