Financial Surveillance: Governments' Growing Control Over Individuals' Finances Raises Concerns

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Financial surveillance, which involves the collection of information on the financial activities of citizens, is a form of government and corporate surveillance that is becoming increasingly prevalent. In a recent podcast episode, Marta Belcher, a cryptocurrency and civil liberties attorney, discussed the rise of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and their potential impact on financial privacy.

Belcher expressed concerns about the government's ability to revoke money and the potential consequences for financial transactions. She also discussed her experience interviewing Edward Snowden and ways to challenge surveillance.


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