The Surveillance of Women in Contemporary Society: Are today's standards of surveillance endangering young girls?
Surveillance is defined as the act of observing with regard to one's personal safety, power, and relationships; to watch over, in a general sense (Peterson, 2012). The term implies efforts to enact a sense of control over personal data, insinuating a use of power or influence over another person (Duffy and Chan, 2018). As members of a so-called advanced society, we are exposed to more surveillance than has ever been known before. What was once originally a process of human behaviour, simply to watch, has advanced into complex intelligence tools which were initially a luxury to the most noble and wealthy divisions of the upper class.