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It was 1890, the rich people organized large parties to show off their greatness.
Every time, the journalists did their best to come in and write articles about those parties. Common people wanted to know everything, but it was not ended.
The mass media were tireless, they crept into every corner of their private life (not just parties), making it impossible.
In 1890, there was not an adequate regulation (we still have not it, let’s imagine a little ...) so, two young lawyers, Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis, decided this problem had to be solved.
They wrote an essay on Harvard Law Review.
The essay contained the first definition of privacy and their limitations.
You can read the full essay here: Warren and Brandeis, "The Right to Privacy"
This brings the problem to our times. In 1890, there was no internet, social networks, messages etc. and, most of all, there were no Big Data.
(Big Dataare a cluster of personal data and qualitatively important collected through electronic devices.)
My question is: why?
Actually, if someone want to disappear from the web, for example after a result of diffamation, it is not able o do it.
It is its right (to be left alone) and it is not ward. why?
Because the legislation is too old to solve this problem.
I agree about basing this matter on that essay, but we need to update it. Strongly!
During these years, something has been done, but it is not enough.
Privacy is an inalienable right and it is not adequately protected.
The present society is marking the decline of this right; we need to reform it, quickly.
My suggestion (for the Europe) is to establish a commission who:
- Filter data files,
- Reform this right,
(Not like the existing one, but with more power and knowledge) Starting with a Regional Commission per State, they could collaborate and be coordinate with an European Data Filter Commission, copying a little bit the operations of E.U.
Sure, I am setting aside all the costs, Regional Laws, Judges etc.
However, something similar is already done.
There is a lot of work to do, let's do it together!