Chairs: Aaryan Chava & Mia Subrahmanyam
Moderator: Elizabeth Ki
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Topic: The Ethics of Drone and Surveillance Technology
The role of technology in our society is rapidly expanding, and with that comes the development of drone and surveillance technology. While this technology has proved to be incredibly useful for the development of safety and security, it raises the question; at what cost? The use of drones and other forms of surveillance technology raises many questions about privacy, safety, and security, and we currently lack a framework for how to regulate them. Ethical issues surrounding drones and other forms of surveillance technology include the invasion of personal privacy, the potential abuse of technology by governments and law enforcement, the accuracy and reliability of surveillance data, and the potential harm to innocent individuals whose information has been wrongly compromised. To combat the growing concerns involving the endangerment of citizens’ privacy worldwide, delegates will need to devise solutions (or improve on already existing restrictions) to accommodate the previously mentioned worries about privacy, power abuse, etc. Specifically, delegates can propose the development of anti-surveillance technology, seek harsher penalization for rulebreakers, pursue stricter regulations; anything that could possibly alleviate the situation at hand.