The Right to Information Privacy
Privacy is defined by various philosophical definitions with each explaining a facet of what the world believes is privacy. It has been defined as the right to be left alone by some schools of thought. This definition means that an individual requires their privacy to be able to pursue one’s own interests without apprehension. Another definition is the right to access and control one’s own personal information without interference from the government or other external forces. This asserts that a person is responsible for their private information and essentially controls the release or withholding of personal information.
The final main definition of privacy is inn reference to the public domain and the private domain. This is whereby one may separate their lives into the private realm meaning ones personal life, friends and family and the public realm meaning where one’s life is connected to the society. These definitions solely do not give a comprehensive definition of privacy. However, when combined they present us with a more detailed definition of privacy.We can therefore conclude that the right to privacy concerns ones right to control access to their personal information and well as non-interference from external factors such as the government. A right to privacy also allows one to control their personal associations and protects all from unwarranted surveillance.
In today’s world, freedom of access to personal information is extremely high. The advent of the internet, email and social networking sites have provided an almost limitless amount of personal data free to be viewed anywhere in the world. It has become essential for one to consider the security of one’s privacy in terms of the information we put on the internet. This article intends to take a critical at the right of information privacy and its security in today’s world as well as challenges associated with the theory of...