A big question that people have been asking recently is just how much information are we entitled to have access to through our internet connection. Just how far does our right to the freedom of speech go? Many of these types of questions never came up before the popularity of high speed internet, blogging, and then finally social networking websites. In the days when print media flourished the line was ‘for the most part’ cut and dried. This is not so on the World Wide Web. It seems that websites are continually pushing the boundaries of just what type of information needs to be shared. So, our question for today’s article is where do you think the line should be drawn?
Do you think someone should have the right to publicize something about you that you had worked hard to keep as private information? Many people seem to be very divided on their response to this question. Some see freedom of speech to come with a restriction of common sense regarding what type of information should be shared and what type of information should be kept under lock and key. Others seem to think that everyone should be able to share whatever information they like (or at least that is their opinion until information gets out about them). You would think some sort of middle ground could be found, as this appears to be such a sensitive subject.
There is a good chance that most of the people reading this article do not really release a lot of information over their high speed internet connection or over any other media sources. However, several people reading this article may come across some information when browsing the internet that made them stop and think, “Wow, this information should not have been placed in the public domain”. So, let us know what you think. What is your position on this touchy subject?