A Brief Note On The Problem Of Privacy

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Jimin Kang April 24, 2016 English 103 Prof. Goldman Research Paper The problem regarding privacy is one of the foremost discussed topics in today’s society where everyone has an abundant flow of information. Digitalized personal data and record of daily life can be spread through the internet very easily; thus, it made means of protecting that information more important than any time in the past, changing today’s perception about privacy from the past. Furthermore, spread in use of smart phones advanced the internet by far more, creating many more service available as well. This which that changes people’s perception and use of data mentioned above due to increased importance of protecting personal data. While the advancement of digital…show more content…
It is new idea people started to see as digital advancement, especially use of internet became widely accessible to the public. Not only in Spain, but also in all across Europe, this newly introduced right, right to be forgotten, is under being considered. On July 6th, 2011, European Parliament decided on “a comprehensive approach on personal data protection in the European Union”; this resolution right to be forgotten is critical need to grant people their private rights. From “The Right to Privacy” by Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis in 1890, the idea of a right to be let alone is introduced. With an introduction of the camera and other technologies, different means of violation of people’s privacy was threatening the society. Warren and Brandeis argued that due to the new technologies and advancements, the need to protect the right to be let alone rose. The right to let alone at this time meant protection of personal space. In the case of Stanley v. Georgia in 1969, US Supreme Court ruled that penalizing individual for personal possession of pornography was unconstitutional. The court concluded, "If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a State has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his own house, what books he may read or what films he may watch. Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men 's minds." This case well depicts an idea of the right at the
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