Privacy Issues: We All Have Them
In the essay, “Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have ‘Nothing to Hide’”, published on May 15, 2011, Professor Daniel J. Solove is trying his best to convince his well sophisticated audience that the issue of privacy affects more than just the everyday people veiling a wrong doing. His argument focuses around ethos, and a lot of it. Although there are some logos and pathos, they aren’t as nearly as strong as his ethos. In the type of society that we live in today, privacy has become more and more broad. Everyone sees it on an everyday occurrence just about; including on social networking sites, HIPAA forms, or even with people just simply observing …show more content…
He is developing his pathos with the use of emotional and powerful language in order to appeal to the audience’s well sophisticated emotions. Since Solove is speaking in an academic tone the audience is expected to be almost as sophisticated as Solove is. Finally, through endowing his logos by presenting the sophisticated audience with logical arguments towards the government using our personal information in data to do with whatever they please.
Throughout the introduction of his essay, Solove pin points on building his ethos and stating his credibility, as well as makes an ethical appeal to the audience. To aid to the credibility of his plea, he quotes fellow privacy experts, authors, and scholars throughout his whole introduction. These quotations enable Solove to conceal with the audience and speak to his credibility and trustworthiness that he has.
While the introduction to Solove’s essay is primarily on an ethical appeal to the audience; he reinstates his ethos throughout the paper by managing the rhetorical distance between himself
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He is not portraying himself as a superior to the audience and therefore creates good-will for the audience. Because Solove
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“A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions“ -Confucius. This quote is relevant because in Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, Brutus and Antony gave speeches after Caesar’s death. A speaker has to make connections with the audience, use creativity, and have passion. Antony was rhetoric, cunning, and used pathos to connect with the people of Rome. Brutus was also rhetoric, honorable, and used logos and ethos to influence the audience. Overall, Brutus did not influence the crowd like he hoped to. Antony knew how he was going to persuade the people before he gave his speech.
Joey Franklin makes masterful use of rhetoric in his essay “Working at Wendy’s” to construct an entertaining and compelling argument in favor of recognizing that the workers of the service industry are not just undistinguished drones, but rather complicated people, each with their own desires and stories. To this end, the author utilizes the effective rhetorical device of pathos, logos, and ethos. Franklin demonstrates an excellent use of imagery that serves as a conduit for empathy, which is vital for the use of pathos, the emotional appeal. In reference to logos, the appeal to logic, he paints the picture of a hard-working father that needs to provide for his family. This is a clear representation of common logic and ties into ethos, which is the rhetorical appeal to authority and ethics, in the sense that many people can relate to caring about and working to support family. For ethos, he establishes himself as your everyday working man — part of the working class. This shows that he’s clearly apt for speaking of the position he’s in, and allows the audience to relate to him through pathos.
Before reading this article/essay my understanding of privacy was very much surveillance based--I didn't want to be surveyed even if I wasn't doing anything wrong. However when Solove explains that it's not only about the surveillance but the actual information and how it's used privacy and how often my privacy is breached started to make more sense. He goes on to give specific ways the information is and can be used which helped bridge the gap between what I thought information processing was and what it really is in terms of privacy. The examples made the concept come to life as well as allow readers to apply it to their information and life, bringing it closer to home and therefore making it more
Privacy and the conflicts associated with it that citizens face are some of the most controversial topics in the world today. One of the main conflicts that citizens deal with is if the government is spying on us all the time and that if people feel that this it is an invasion of their privacy. Peter Singer evaluates on this topic of the good and bad of privacy in his essay, “Visible Man: Ethics in a World without Secrets”. He explains how technology has changed the way people think about privacy. People know and share all kinds of information about themselves through social media.
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Solove tailors his message to this stakeholder by providing a better definition for the term “privacy”, which, in turn, creates a framework for how privacy and privacy violations should be evaluated in courts. Solove is advocates for these lawyers to amend how they understand privacy, and better suit the general concerns of the public. For instance, Solove expresses his opinion about a law on surveillance that is enforced differently based on whether the setting of the situation was in a public or private ambience. Known as the secrecy paradigm, if the information was public and not secret before, then there is no privacy violation as a result of the gathering and exchange of information. He asserts that this law should be re-assessed because surveillance can have adverse affects, regardless of the environment. Surveillance can restrict and alter people’s actions, and unconsciously allowing the government to affect their acts and creating architectural imbalance in society. Therefore, lawmakers could be major stakeholders in this piece because Solove discusses laws that should be reviewed, in order to better accommodate for privacy violations and the negative consequences that are associated with these
pp.745. Daniel J. Solove is the Associate Professor, George Washington University Law School; J.D., Yale Law School. Solove has an in-depth understanding of surveillance and privacy. In the article, he focuses on analyzing “What exactly is “privacy?” “How valuable is privacy and how do we assess its value?” and “How do we weigh privacy against countervailing values?” He points out that the main problem with surveillance is not that someone’s privacy is invaded; instead, government surveillance creates a power imbalance, putting people in danger in a way that they have all the power to collect everything they want; you have no idea how your private information will be processed. This article will be used as evidence to support the part of “power
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Personal privacy is personal information that people keep secret from the public. Many companies and businesses want to protect people from hackers and thieves from using their information, such as Social Security and credit card barcodes, to buy products online or expose their social media pages. However, the public concludes that personal privacy does not exist when the government is watching them. David Plotz, a writer and deputy editor of Slate, wrote an essay entitled “Privacy is Overrated” to talk about how personal privacy is a myth. In the other side, David Schinke, chief editor of Utne Reader, wrote an essay entitled “Invading Our Privacy” to persuade how technology can make people expose their privacy online. Both essays created two different perspectives on personal privacy. However, one author essay organized his paper for the audience to understand where he provided specific evidence or examples relating to the topic, developed a tone towards his peers, and illustrated a rhetorical appeal towards the audience.
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He conveys these through simple responses, for example, when he shies away from women and the way he carries himself. These little reactions give us a deeper look into the feelings of the character. This looseness is part of Dogma films and the “new attitude toward filming… they shoot not only many takes of the same scene but also improvised and alternative takes” (Schepelern 87). Therefore, the actor cannot base his or her character on the events that will occur. The actor must establish a character and try to evoke emotions. This results in characters that are not typical and predictable.