I Spy with my Little Eye: Is the Construct of Privacy Disappearing in the Wake of the Technology Age?

By: Treja Jones Despite the fact that privacy is not a constitutionally guaranteed right, people can reasonably expect that when they are alone, they are not being watched, recorded, or studied . . . or at least, that was true at one point. In today’s technologically advanced society, it could very well be that no matter where you are, or what you’re doing, you’re never actually alone; you’re always being recorded, watched, or tracked in some way, shape or form. Advancements in technology, such as video surveillance, facial recognition, and the like, were created with intentions of simplifying both the process of criminal investigation and the routines of everyday life. But how far is too far? Are you ever actually alone? Do you ever actually have privacy? The Constant Supervision of Surveillance Cameras The use of video surveillance cameras has become widespread across the country. Spurred by fear of terrorism and rising crime, businesses, law…

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