The term ‘privacy by design’ is something I heard while watching an http://www.theatlantic.com/live/ event. Essentially, it’s about privacy built into technology. This is far different, conceptually, from the promoted concept ‘big data;’ or simply, collecting information on users thru technology. Fundamentally, the stage for a debate might already be brewing, though not publicly reaching the front burner. Keep in mind, any entity offering services or selling products will seek out and aim to analyze as much as they can, for purposes of being successful. However, the explosion of technology, with the reduction in their cost, has equally opened the door to a wider definition of voyeurism; from parents overseeing kids; spouses on spouses; groups forcing their positions upon others; and the subversive list goes on, in multiplicity of subjects. “There are no innocent bystanders ... what are they doing there in the first place?”
― William S. Burroughs, Exterminator!; I don't like being a voyeur, looking into other people's marriages. Paul Begala quotes.
Perhaps, in the newer scale of peeping, we may be allowing unbridled behavior by folks, waving a flag for some perceived permissible or righteous tone. Should and could we have a right to privacy, by design? Firstly, probably fair to say, people preference not having others, whether government, all types of organizations, bosses, co-workers, neighbors, etc., know of one’s program viewing, musical listening, romantic moments, and computer activity, while in the privacy of one’s home, regardless of what. The oddity, we have noise ordinances, against violating the tranquility of a neighborhood. Additionally, the Supreme Court made it illegal for poking into private bedroom antics of consulting adults.
Secondly, with likely certainty, there’s strangeness to those who argue against big government; but give blessings to share and sell information gleamed from usage by others, per an array of devices and accompanied applications. Thirdly, in another dilemma, the doors to an expansionary definition to voyeurism have widely opened, predicated now towards everything everywhere, even while in privacy of one’s residence, owned or rented. The more dangerous notion is where such participants see no wrong, or intrusiveness, of their acts; nor seeks to hide them. “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.” ― Abraham Lincoln.
One has to wonder in confusion about groups, from parents to entities in droves, which stand firmly behind the importance of education, so that children have no limits to dreaming and achievement; yet, show a willingness to deny such same freedoms, and privacy, to any individual adult, to strive for their own personalized success. In essence, there is no profession, of, school principals, counseling, teaching, student recruiting, auditing - carrying or not carrying a gun, sportscaster, politician, house flippers, writers, technology experts, ministry calling, entertainment promoters, marketing reps, etc., inclusion about living in any place, as worthy of society accepting such infringement. Once you've lost your privacy, you realize you've lost an extremely valuable thing. Billy Graham; Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men. Ayn Rand.
In concluding, a central theme one picks up, in attending and watching programs, on technology, innovation, manufacturing and economic summits, is an articulation toward building coalitions and alliances; the various stakeholders; the display applauds an economic uprising for all, albeit some more than others; nonetheless, leading to the proverbial phrase: no ‘I’ in ‘Team.’ Such premise is found within mission statements of every entity; translation - politically correct. Then, appropriately, addressing the concerns to preserve privacy and liberty protections has value also; thus, the call goes out, for all stakeholders, to work in similar accord; formulating a much needed consensus. For in the midst, of advancements, technology and innovation does not, and should not, make expansionary possibilities of voyeurism appropriate or permissible, because now easier, cheaper, righteous believed, and politically expedient. All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions. John Locke