After watching the documentary Citizenfour, write a two-page reflection essay (double space, 12-point Times New Roman, 1” margins). Organize your essay by addressing the following questions:
- Do you think Snowden had more of a moral responsibility to uphold the oath he’d taken when accepting his role at the NSA, or to the American people in revealing what he perceives as wrongdoings against them? Would you label him a traitor or patriot? Discuss.
- What are the societal implications when personal privacy is forfeited? Is privacy essential for a functioning democracy? Discuss.
- What level of surveillance should governments be allowed over their citizens? When is the “protecting against terrorism and security” line crossed and personal privacy infringed upon? Discuss.
This reflection essay is worth 5 bonus points counting toward your final grade. Please upload an electronic word document to Canvas for submission. The due date for this bonus point opportunity is 11:59 p.m., Friday, March 9.