“Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say.”
– Edward Snowden
The way rights work is that the government has to justify why it has to infringe upon them. If we do not protect this right to maintain privacy, we will be helping to bring about a society where the private space is no longer protected, and there is an atmosphere where everyone is assumed guilty and has to go to great lengths to prove themselves innocent.
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