Privacy Of Personal Privacy

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The issue with one’s personal privacy coexisting with society’s public safety is that it cannot occur. This controversy is a complex situation due to the large amount of cameras and microphones installed throughout everywhere you go today. It is almost impossible to not be invasive of one’s privacy. The topic has silently existed for decades, however with technology enhancing at a rapid rate, the discussion has surfaced and several writers have decided to explore the matter in-depth. In the “The Anonymity Experiment” written by Catherine Price, she tests this idea of invisibility of living “off the radar” for an entire week. She withdrew a week’s worth of cash, purchased an untraceable cell phone, cut off all ties that required a name, address and phone number and proceeded to other numerous amounts of extremes. However, after being anonymous for an entire week, Price soon discovered that “no matter what you do, you’ll never really know if you’re successful at keeping private,” (Price 395). She states this because there is no possibility of figuring out whether you are being tracked or not when it comes to the resources that available out there. Nonetheless, the measures and the lengths she went to be extreme were necessary to achieve complete privacy and she believes she “did a pretty good job” (Price 395). Aside from Price’s perspective of this successful privacy, lawyer and writer Wendy Kaminer, communicates a different view of public safety with privacy. Kaminer writes

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