Pew report on Americans’ attitudes towards surveillance, privacy and security

The surveillance revelations from Edward Snowden have focused a spotlight on the relationship between privacy and security in the digital age. Some argue that those with “nothing to hide” have nothing to fear. Others argue that surveillance powers on the part of both states and companies have gone too far and need to be reined in if fundamental human rights are to be preserved in democracies.

A new Pew Research Center survey indicates that privacy rates highly in American considerations of daily life, and that they feel a sense of pervasive ubiquitous surveillance, as well as a loss of control regarding data about them collected.

ou can download the report here.