Gov.uk Secure, 2017
Gov.uk Secure: Connected Britain or Controlled Britain?
Gov.uk Secure is a fiction illustrating what could happen if we rely on the national government for our data security and hand over our data ownership to them.
In this scenario, UK Government provides the first national operating system (OS) to manage and mitigate cyber threats from outside the UK.
However, the service has been provided to give the government access to every citizens’ data secretly.
This new service has allowed them to test whether they can manipulate people’s political preference or interested subjects by delivering individually customised news and information.
The intended message of the scenario is that no one will protect our data for us without trade-offs.
In this speculative world, citizens should be able to take their data ownerships back from big corporations or national governments and secure it individually and collaboratively.
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