Stasi Grandpa

Marten’s grandfather was a member of the Stasi. Living in modern day Berlin how does he reconcile the bohemian city with its pre 1989 legacy of surveillance and state paranoia? Released to coincide with the UK government’s ‘investigatory powers bill’ this episode explores the meaning of privacy and the significance of agencies that wish to gain complete access to our digital lives.

FreedomHuman RightsLibertyPrivacySurveillance

This episode features:

Shane Brighton

Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Sussex

Silkie Carlo

Technology and Surveillance Policy Officer at Liberty

Thomas Ormerod

Head of the School of Psychology at the University of Sussex

Episode Producer: Zoe Seale 
Episode Researchers: Bi Bi Letts, Thomas Kiggell

Click here to read: ‘The Investigatory Powers Bill’ 

Released by the UK Government 1st March 2016