The Importance Of The Right To Privacy

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The Right to Privacy” is the right that protects the personal information of people. This right is the 12th Article in the, “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, it says that “no one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honor and reputation”,(“Universal Declaration of Human Rights”). It is important because the right to privacy makes us feel safe at home. When people say “I don't care about the right to privacy because I have nothing to hide”, that's no different than saying “I don't care about freedom of speech because I have nothing to say”. This right to privacy gives us our own space, time and prevent others from coming into your home and doing whatever …show more content…
Government was spying on people all around the world by using their spy software in computers and telephones and hacking into famous companies and networks. This software made it possible for the U.S government to listen to phone conversations, watching people through web cameras and reading their personal text messages. By hacking into companies like “Microsoft”, “Apple” and “Skype”, the FBI got access to servers of all of those companies. That's how they downloaded their spy software into the phones and computers of citizens and companies (“Edward Snowden”). After software was downloaded it was listening to special words like “bomb, teract, murder, hack, and after sorting those messages by categories actual persons were reading those messages to decide whether it is important or no.It was absolutely disrespectful to people privacy rights and to privacy of other countries. (“Edward Snowden”). It means that America does not trust anyone. That's the only reason why they were doing it, probably after 9/11 they trying prevent another terrorist attack. And now in Russia, the government made a new law that says that people can not use VPN (Virtual private network) or Proxy servers.(Idrisova). These things make you safe on the Internet, by giving you full anonymity. However, in Russia, the government is trying to control people and monitor all of the things that they do on the Internet …show more content…
He was working as a System Administrator at the FBI and the CIA. As a System Administrator, he got access to a lot of information including that spying software that the FBI and the CIA were using. (System administrator.”). After some time of working, he stole a lot of information by downloading it on his SD card, and after he did it. Edward hided it in his Rubik's Cube to get it through security on exit from the building.He did it to prove that US government was spying on his own citizens. After releasing information to journalists he went to Russia. Now he is hiding in Russia because American government wants to punish him for what he has done. He is saying that his work is not done yet.(Rusbridger.). It means that he is still fighting against people that abuse right to privacy. In his book, he said “We're losing our way as a society. If we don't stand up, if we don't say what we think those rights should be, and if we don't protect them, we will very soon find out that we do not have

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