How do you define privacy, online, or within your own home? Has technology taken away from your right to privacy? How do you feel when you are sitting at dinner with your family, having an intimate conversation and your phone rings from someone you know that is depending on you to answer, whether it is a distraught friend or a classmate with a question?
I think technology has led to a rapid decrease in our personal space, privacy, and has depleted the meaning of privacy within our homes. In terms of internet privacy- it has never existed because there is no way to define what privacy is and isn’t on the internet.
While doing research for my paper, almost all of my sources address the crisis that the American public has with defining what “privacy” is. Some say it is the individual’s value to the rights of dignity and autonomy. Or is privacy a right to freedom from governmental and private sector surveillance? Or is it the difference between personal and public life?
In terms of the internet, the consumer seems to be unknowledgeable of what their privacy means and how it is being protected, or in most cases, not protected on the internet. That is one of the major issues making it difficult for legislatures to even begin to determine what and how the issue of internet privacy can even be dealt with.
What is privacy to you in this technological society? Is it okay to turn off the cell phone and disconnect yourself from being instantaneously obtained, in order to protect your privacy in that moment? I believe it is become harder and harder to even have privacy anymore- to have truly alone time- unless you annex yourself from the technology.