Oleks vist väga küüniline arvata, et valitsejad soovivad valitsetavatele halba, sest arukas valitseja taipab hästi, et tema käekäik on suuresti sõltuvuses valitsetavate käekäigust. Niisiis võiks olla eeldus, et valitsejate püüdlused inimeste käitumise kohta rohkem teavet saada, on kantud ikka heast tahtest ja üllastest eesmärkidest. Aga päris kindel ei saa ju olla. Siinviidatu leidiski oma koha suuresti põhjusel, et tehnoloogia võimalused järelevalve suurendamiseks aina kasvavad ja – ei või küll kindel olla -, kuid inimeste teadmised tehnoloogia võimalustest ei ole kasvanud samas tempos ning mitteteadmine juhatab usu juurde, mütoloogia jms juurde.

Kontekstiks:

Network surveillance, a contemporary version of traffic analysis developed in the 1940s (Welchman, 1982), refers to using data processing systems and software algorithms to monitor and understand human behavior (e.g. Farooq and Otaibi, 2018; Ozyer et al., 2019). Typically, network surveillance is conducted unobtrusively by analyzing the many traces of human behavior deposited by elec- tronic mapping, commercial exchange, and communication.

Inimeste arvamus on siiski tähtis:

A central issue affecting public trust in and support for these applications of network surveillance, therefore, is public opinions regarding the ability and integrity of the government agencies responsible for their administration.

Võrgustikjärelevalvest:

Freudenburg and colleagues (Alario and Freudenburg, 2003; Freudenburg, 1993 See also: Cope et al., 2016; Gill et al., 2012; Ritchie et al., 2013) expand the Weberian-institutional framework (Roth and Wittich, 1978) to argue that institutions in societies with a complex division of labor have the capacity to seriously harm societal functioning by failing to fulfill their obligations of trust, wherein this failure reflects recreancy.

Lugemishuvi suurendamiseks:

The results here signify that science that focuses upon appeals to social justice is both ethical and empirically supported to increase public perceptions of societal institutions’ integrity. In summary, self-interest and social justice, philosophically, present equal claims to ethical persuasion, but the empirical results here signal a need for innovation development to attend more to social justice than self-interest. […] With respect to network surveillance, we believe that reflexive science might be central to per- suading adoption, should persuasion be deemed beneficial.

Sapp, S. G., Dorius, S. F., Bertelson, K. A., & Harper, S. B. (2021). Public support for government use of network surveillance: An empirical assessment of public understanding of ethics in science administration. Public Understanding of Science. https://doi.org/10.1177/09636625211049531