The Value Of Respect Essays 1 - 30 Anti Essays
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But the best argument against government spying has nothing to do with privacy as a value. In fact, the whole "Privacy" thing is a red herring. The real problem is distribution of power. When governments have the power to monitor their whole populations, that power will be abused -- especially if the populations do not have the corresponding power to monitor their governments. When given this power, governments will exploit this power in ways that do more harm to their people than the harm done by failing to monitor the public to this extent.
Respect For The Law - IVAN HOFFMAN
A liberal philosophical argument was developed by Beate Rössler in a book that has the same title as Bruce's essay (did you read it?): "The Value of Privacy" (Polity Press 2004): No matter if you do something wrong or illegal - just the fact that you feel watched or know you are being watched has an impact on the way you behave. Therefore, it endangers your authenticity and autonomy.