Essay by krissysheppardCollege, Undergraduate December 2014

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Kristian Sheppard

English 101 TR 3:30-4:45

Michael Devault Instructor

September 5, 2014


Privacy is the right to be left alone. A society cannot function without privacy; however, with total privacy there would be no society at all. Privacy is important in that it assists oneself in maintaining control and not falling vulnerable to the control of others. As stated in The UN Declaration of Human Rights: "No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone had the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks." Privacy is not a privilege, it is a law.

Given that Big Brother is watching, it matters considering independent thinking and individualism would almost be forbidden. It would affect my neighbors and I, thus causing instability--which would make us vulnerable.

In my opinion, the creation of Big brother may have been with good intentions; nonetheless, the diminishment of privacy is dangerous to a society.