Surveillance capitalism meets the pandemic: Surveillance challenges to the social contract
David Lyon

October 12, 2021, 8:00am - 9:30am
Arts, Monash University



  • Australian Research Council


Monash University

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12 October 2021, 8-9.30am Melbourne; 5-6.30pm New York; 10-11.30pm London

Data-dependent ‘solutions’ to problems posed by the COVID-19 pandemic gave surveillance capitalism fresh opportunities to reduce freedom and fairness in the name of extraordinary emergency measures. This singular conjunction highlighted the need for a contemporary reset of any notion of a social contract, as government-and-business partnerships on the one hand, and digitally-disempowered citizens and consumers, on the other, struggle to recognize each other, let alone to develop a meaningful modus vivendi for a global and planetary future.

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