Right to privacy
- The social purpose of privacy is to protect individual people from the
prejudice, bias, discrimination, and retaliation that often follow the
oversharing of irrelevant, personal information.
- A civil society must recognize privacy as a natural, inalienable right of
every individual person, which every other person, every organization, and
every act of government is obliged to respect.
- Every person may draw their privacy perimeter as they see fit. They may
choose to share everything with their significant other, family, tribe, or
society. This does not extinguish their right to privacy or the obligation
of others to respect the boundary as it is drawn or redrawn.
- No search warrants and no suspicion of wrongdoing are justified, wholly
or partly, by any of the following:
- Existence of a private space;
- Existence of private data;
- Use of encryption;
- Refusal to waive or surrender the inalienable right to privacy;
- Refusal to consent to an unwarranted search.
- Telling others that they have no right to privacy is the narrative of an
abuser. Privacy invasion is disempowering and dehumanizing, a tool that
abusers use to exert control over their victims.
- Privacy invasion is intrinsically a violation and a harm to the person.
Denying that harm was done is a second harm.
- Indiscriminate surveillance shall not be countenanced on any grounds.
- Victims of unwarranted invasion of privacy are entitled to apology and
compensation and shall have standing to pursue legal remedies.
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