The concise oxford dictionary defines privacy as being withdrawn from society or public interest. Privacy is the claim of individuals, groups or institutions to determine for themselves when and to what extent information is communicated to others. In the past two years, the world of communications has experienced a revolution as computers across the world have learned to speak with one another.
There are some websites and databases which sell the personal information to insurance companies, banks, etc. some of these websites are criminalbackground.com, publicdata.com, check-a-data.com, etc.
Privacy in everyday life is nothing new. When you buy something at the grocery store, no one is going to ask you for some form of ID, and when you send a snail mail letter, the post Office doesn't check if the return address is valid. However, on the Internet, privacy is regarded a lot less normal. Messages are sent as clear text, so that everyone with a little knowledge can read them, and there is no built in way to prevent someone else from
forging something in your name, because there is no way you can prove it wasn't you.
Private institutions do the surveillance of individuals these days and most of the surveillance is now via...