Today on your show we focus on “Surveillance Capitalism” (SC)
…. Surveillance capitalism describes a market driven process where the commodity for sale is your personal data, and the capture and production of this data relies on mass surveillance of the internet. This activity is often carried out by companies that provide us with free online services, such as search engines (Google) and social media platforms (Facebook). These companies collect and scrutinize our online behaviors (likes, dislikes, searches, social networks, purchases) to produce data that can be further used for commercial purposes. And it’s often done without us understanding the full extent of the surveillance. The term surveillance capitalism was coined by academic Shoshana Zuboff in 2014
Our guest today is Stephen Cheeseman a Toronto based lawyer admitted to practice in Canada, the US and UK. He has advised on transactions globally over his career including China, Asia, South America, the Middle East, and Europe and extensively in the US. While his most current industry focus is on financial services compliance – his expertise is in the digital delivery of financial services and opportunities for society to better enjoy those technologies. He earned his law degree from the University of Windsor, Law School in 1987 and was Called to Bar in Ontario in 1989. He is also qualified in the UK, and USA.