The Right to PrivacyJan 29, 2012
Is the right to privacy – the right to be left alone and to control one’s personal information – really a right?
The idea of a nosy hacker or government official peering into our bedrooms through our computer's webcam is likely to give anyone at least some feeling of discomfort. We have a tendency to desire at least some degree of privacy, allowing us to live part of our lives outside of the public eye. But is privacy foundational to our lives? How much does privacy deserve to be protected when greater safety often comes with its sacrifice?
On this episode of Philosophy 24/7, Annabelle Lever shares her thoughts on the value of privacy and in what ways it should be protected.
Have strong opinions on the significance, or insignificance, of privacy in our lives? Share your thoughts in the comments below.