The Case Against Unwanted Publicity: A claim of privacy


  • Sandy Larose


Advocates of freedom of the press argue that it would be ridiculous to put a prior restraint on the media simply to protect people’s “secret affairs.” One argument is that if an individual is having an affair they should not do so in
public knowing that anyone could record them and send it to their spouse. But regardless of the action being performed by an individual in public, he or she should have a right to autonomy without being exposed by the media. Should one’s private affairs receive the same protection as his/her cell phone?