China is building a huge digital surveillance system.
The state collects massive amounts of data from willing citizens: the benefits are practical, and people who play by the rules are rewarded. Critics call it “the most ambitious Orwellian onveni in human history.”
China’s digital surveillance system involves massive amounts of data being gathered by the state.
But where does the required data come from?
Who owns it, and who is allowed to use it?
The choice facing the Western world is whether to engage with such technology at the expense of social values, or ignore it, allowing others around the world to set the rules.Assista