The terms privacy, consent, and what constitutes as an invasion of privacy seem to, vary from one generation to the next. In today’s culture and climate where a dependency on technology is increasing at a rapid pace. Nearly every individual requires some form of tech or device to complete daily tasks and gain access to information. This in turn allowed for the growth of surveillance to grow beyond merely a tool used for observation. This essay aims at arguing how Warren and Brandeis, the authors of the article, “The Right to Privacy” would view privacy issues stemming from the implementation of surveillance in the 21st century. The first article, “The Dangers of Surveillance” by Neil M. Richards will introduce issues surrounding the home and the impact of surveillance on intellectual activities.The second article, “Privacy and Technology in the Twenty-First Century” by Mark A. Rothstein will introduce how personal information revealed by DNA genome sequencing can impact an individual's right to privacy. Overall, by viewing current privacy issues through the concepts presented by Warren and Brandeis will help aid in better understanding how the integration of surveillance technology and innovation as a whole has shaped current values and beliefs on privacy.
Warren and Brandeis believed that the home should be regarded as a safe space or sanctuary, free from the public eye and therefore its scrutiny. However, in “The Dangers of Surveillance” by Neil M. Richards the author