Importance Of Invasion Of Privacy

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Register to read the introduction… Invasion of privacy refers primarily to an intrusion into another person’s private life without just cause. As stated above, there are valid reasons why these hidden cameras are useful. I believe that the negative consequences far outweigh the positive ones. First, keeping privacy in this age of video surveillance is a serious concern. In the old days of the television show, Candid Camera, or the most recent version, Punked, unsuspecting people were placed in awkward or embarrassing situations and secretly videotaped. A lot of humor came from these shows but in my opinion, people today have taken this concept of secret videotaping too far. Today, secret video cameras are a real restriction to the publics right to privacy. In a typical day, a person could leave his house to go to work and get taped by his neighbor’s video camera. On the way to work, he is taped by a camera checking to see if he went through a red light. He goes to a gas station to pump gas and is taped. He then goes inside the gas station to purchase a cup of coffee and is taped in the store. He is then taped at the tollbooth, when stopping at the ATM to get some cash, and in the parking lot at work. All of this before his workday even …show more content…
For example, one may have an addiction to watching small children in a sexual way. Nothing is stopping him from purchasing a camera and secretly filming children at a park or school playground. If he is never caught, then this could continue for a long time period, primarily because the person had legal access to a camera and the right to go out and take pictures of whatever he wanted because it is his camera in his …show more content…
We need legislation that would allow surveillance video cameras to provide safety and security while putting restrictions on what is taped, how that tape may be used and who will have access to it. With today’s usage of cameras, though, it seems that people will have to accept that nothing is fully private anymore. Nothing can be kept private because technology is only advancing. This may help society in a way, but ultimately will hurt it. Privacy is becoming non-existent and this will only create greater issues for our

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