The rapid pace of innovation has offered governments around the globe an array of tempting new powers. Chief among them is a greatly expanded capacity to keep close watch over their own borders. Some societies find themselves under the microscope, while others appear to be totally unmonitored. Reports of these sophisticated tools spark controversy worldwide, and your citizens demand to know if there will be surveillance at home. Now all leaders must decide the right level of scrutiny for their people. What is your choice?
It may come at a cost, but we would be fools not to take advantage of such robust innovations.
However concerned we have been with control in the past, these measures go too far.
Our current approach is solid. There is nothing from us to gain from joining our neighbors’ debates.
The less we track, the more flexibility our forces will have to operate as they see fit.
Public safety is a public affair. Our citizens will contribute by staying vigilant.
We will find a common ground between freedoms and security that work for all.