State surveillance: A necessary evil?
Updated: Jan 3
MANILA, Philippines – In this year alone, authorities in the Philippines were able to arrest 3 individuals connected with the Islamic State (ISIS). It was, for the most part, an effort government authorities were able to achieve because of intelligence-gathering.
Proponents of state surveillance argue it’s events like these that justify it, especially where “national security” and the protection of citizens’ lives against serious security threats are at stake.