The Right to Privacy and Government Surveillance

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First of all, it is important to know the definition of privacy, it is the right to control who knows what about you, and under what conditions. The right to share different things with the people that you want and the right to know that your personal email, medical records and bank details are safe and secure. Privacy is essential to human dignity and autonomy in all societies. If someone has committed a physical intrusion, or, in discussing the principal question, has published embarrassing or inaccurate personal material or photographs of the individual taken without consent, he is invading their right of privacy, which is in the article eight of the European Convention on Human Rights. Moreover, you need to consider when posting online, that there are other rights that we all have. According to the article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, all of us have the right to freedom of opinion and expression, including the right to impart information and ideas through any media, what it means that internet is included. The right to freedom of expression is in the article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights too. However, if you have a right, you have a duty. The right is not absolute. This freedom carries with it duties and responsibilities, so it has restrictions prescribed by law which are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or
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