The Tel Aviv Review Podcast

Private Eyes: Data, Metadata and Civil Rights

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How did a country with the world’s most advanced surveillance technology and minimal restrictions on using it end up with a citizenry that hardly cares? Israelis have displayed almost none of the data-squeamishness of their American and European counterparts, as long as it contributes to national security. But the nature of data is changing. Professor Yuval Shany explains why it may be time to rein in the authorities, for the sake of the citizens.