The first thing, before establishing the meaning of the term at hand, is to determine its etymological origin. In this sense, it must be stated that the aforementioned is found in Latin and specifically in the verb I will deprive, which means “to deprive”, which in turn gave rise to the appearance of the word privatus which can be defined as “that which is not public”.
Privacy is what a person takes place in a reserved area (forbidden to people in general). A subject, therefore, has right to keep your privacy out of the reach of other people, ensuring the confidentiality of your private things.
It is possible to associate the idea of privacy with the concept of privacy, although they can be used in different variants. For example: “As an actor, I have an obligation to disseminate my work, but I must also demand that they respect my privacy”, “A hacker violated my privacy and was checking my emails”, “Such actions should remain in the privacy of each individual”.
The right to privacy is part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This means that it is an inherent right of every human being, that it has independence from other factors, it cannot be transferred or waived.
Like the rest of the human rights, the right to privacy seeks to guarantee the dignity of the individual.
In this sense, the existence of APEP, the Spanish Privacy Professional Association, should be highlighted, which has the clear objective of promoting knowledge of these aforementioned rights, developing ethical codes in the aforementioned competence and also defending the rights that all members who belong to have to the entity.
In the cinematographic field, it is necessary to highlight a film that addresses the subject that concerns us at this time. In 2011 was when said film was released entitled “Invasion of privacy” and starring the Oscar-winning Hillary Swank.
The plot of it revolves around the figure of a doctor who, after separating and moving to a new home, is harassed by a disturbed person.
Beyond the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, privacy is protected in different ways in national laws. The usual thing is that the law safeguard the address of each individual, their communications, their private documents and their image.
The correspondence secretIt is precisely a principle of the legislation that is included in several constitutions. This implies that the letters cannot be opened by someone other than the final recipient. With the advance of Internet and of the technologyWhere correspondence is usually virtual (digital), many countries have decided to modify their laws to protect privacy in new forms of communication.
In the aforementioned case of the Network, a lot of work is being done to maintain those levels of privacy necessary for each and every one of the Internet users. However, where this becomes more palpable and notorious is in the case of social networks, such as Facebook or Tuenti, since there have been cases where adolescents are harassed by adults who access all kinds of data about them.