Why is it different? You have nothing to fear or hide, remember?
How is one surveillance act 'not enough' and another 'quick get the de-bugging gear'?
The whole surveillance thing goes beyond just cctv
Phone Calls, Mobile phone calls, Emails, SMS Messages, cctv
, Banking Transactions, Web Usage (and all that social media entails), etc, all have the potential to be monitored by the powers that be. And we all know how trustworthy those guys are.
What little freedom we have is being slowly chipped away in the name of 'counter terrorism' and security, and has been said, some voluntarily being given up under the guise of connectivity and sociability.
Having nothing to fear does not make it right.
How long before non-extremist views on politics or religion become a target, simply because they conflict with the 'states' own ideals? Theoretical discussions could mean jail time maybe? What to you is acceptable?
If there is nothing wrong in what the governments do, why try so hard to cover it up and punish those that tell the truth? Why do people blow the whistle on these operations?
This may all sound like tinfoil hat rhetoric, but I am far from a tinfoil hat crazy, I even used to do my own part in help create this monitoring society (cctv
Installer for 7 years).
I am just a realist who believes that 'they' are allowed to monitor us far more than they let on without anyone monitoring them to make sure they follow the rules.
The legalities of monitoring in the workplace as I remember, is that, except in certain circumstances, any people being monitored must be informed they are being monitored. Doesn't stop some though who could just claim ignorance.