We all share special moments with family that we don’t necessarily want to share with the rest of the world, it’s part of what makes these moments special! And sometimes we just want to be alone, and that’s okay! There are also moments in wider group settings that are sacred such as traditional events like funerals and weddings.
In these moments, privacy is important, in fact, you have a human right to it.
Unfortunately, as photographic technology and computer programmes improve so too does facial recognition software, which, in some occasions, is ignoring people’s right to privacy.
But thankfully there are things we can do in our everyday lives to help protect our right, and our loved one’s rights to privacy.
When you take a photo of someone to share online for instance, it’s important to ask for their permission to share it online. This is because anyone can use the images you post online. You can protect your privacy by adjusting the settings in your social media accounts to limit who – and what – they can see in your account. But it’s not failsafe and it is always best to assume everything you put online could become public.