How important is privacy to you? Do we have a right to privacy, or should we have no expectation of privacy in this day and age? How accessible should your personal information be to others? How do you feel about surveillance? Do the supposed benefits of it aiding in finding criminals and terrorists outweigh the consequences of it eroding our privacy?
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg believes privacy isn't and shouldn't be a social norm. Considering that Facebook benefits from selling users' personal information, is he biased? When he and his wife shared the personal news that she had had three miscarriages, it helped degrade the stigma against discussing the topic, and this helped a lot of women share their stories.
In the UK, there is one surveillance camera for every 11 citizens, allowing for unprecedented spying.
A law has also just been passed allowing the government to "indiscriminately hack, intercept, record, and monitor the communications and internet use of the entire population." Is this a good or bad thing? What effect is this likely to have on the population?
In 2013, whistle-blower Edward Snowden worked with journalists to reveal significant information about how citizen's information is collected and shared around the world. What do you think of governments having so much access to our information? Snowden is a hugely polarizing figure. As stated on Wikipedia, His disclosures have fueled debates over mass surveillance, government secrecy, and the balance between national security and information privacy. What do you think of what he did? Why do some people demonize him and other glorify him?
There's a great documentary on privacy called Terms and Conditions May Apply about online privacy and how quickly we give it away. What do you think of it?
We often hear the argument "I don't care if my information is accessible - I have nothing to hide." Well, what if someday you do have something to hide? Saying "I have nothing to hide" is a lot like saying "I have nothing to say."
Where do you stand on the subject of privacy? Is it important? Do we have a right to it? How does surveillance affect our privacy? How does surveillance affect us?