Right to privacy

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. No search warrants and no suspicion of wrongdoing are justified, wholly or partly, by any of the following:
  5. 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.
  6. Privacy invasion is intrinsically a violation and a harm to the person. Denying that harm was done is a second harm.
  7. Indiscriminate surveillance shall not be countenanced on any grounds.
  8. Victims of unwarranted invasion of privacy are entitled to apology and compensation and shall have standing to pursue legal remedies.

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