Glenn Greenwald “Why Privacy Matters”

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Question Description

Please watch and read the transcript to the TED Talk by Greenwald before responding to the

following in at least three well-developed paragraphs:

●How does Greenwald situate himself in the global debate surrounding privacy? What is

this debate and how does he challenge a “common sentiment/worldview/mentality” that

comes from it?

●How does Greenwald’s view of privacy as something that is important to becoming a

“free and fulfilled human being” compare to any of the perspectives we have explored so

far?

●In what ways does surveillance--or knowing you are being watched--affect your own

behaviors? Do you agree with Greenwald that there are destructive lessons or

messages that come from accepting the mindset that only people who are doing

something wrong have something to hide?

Tutor Answer

Gilmore
School: UC Berkeley

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Running head: WHY PRIVACY MATTERS

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Why Privacy Matters
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WHY PRIVACY MATTERS

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How does Greenwald situate himself in the global debate surrounding privacy? What is this
debate and how does he challenge a “common sentiment/worldview/mentality” that comes
from it?
Greenwald is against mass indiscriminate surveillance of the people by the governments or
the authorities that are in power. The debate is about whether those in power should use mass
surveillance to interfere with the privacy of individuals. There is an argument that only bad people
should be worried about surveillance because they are the only ones who should have something
to hide. On the other hand, there is the notion that if you are a good person then you should have
nothing to worry about mass surveillance because you have nothing to hide. In this case, what
comes to mind is that a bad person is someone who probably plots a terrorist attack or plans/
commits some major criminal activities. However, the challenges that this is a wrong notion. In
fact, the reality is that every individual has so...

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