Where Is The Line? Abiding By Established Laws And Signing Your Rights Away

As society is moving forward from the pandemic and a huge adjustment is being made to clear up the aftermath of its undesirable effects, many questions come up on where to go from here. Communication has been greatly affected by the enforcement of isolation.

Many people have opened there eyes wider in the midst of how our government runs, operates, and the control it maintains (whether legally or not) to push their own agenda. Questions have arisen in peoples minds.

Do they have a right over all areas of our lives to protect and defend us properly?

A light now brightly lit on social media platforms and how they have operated under their own bias decisions is evidence on where they have peeked in (to help us?). However, when is it our own responsibility to know what we’re getting ourselves into? Have you taken a moment (or few hours because they are so long) to read the policies that you so easily sign away your rights to? Most people (myself included) will push through them for the sake of an easy and fun way of communication to those you wish to keep in connection. (Or the mere fact that we have other things to do in our day than read through an entire book of policies, that doesn’t have a happy ending, before getting to enjoy the thing that takes a few seconds to use.)

What about those who do not understand what is being read? What about those who did not learn to read (for whatever reason)? What about those who don’t have anyone to advocate for them and help translate what is being said before they pass through something so important? Do those people not deserve to understand their privacy rights because it wasn’t conveyed to them in a manner that they could grasp because their communication style is different than the norm?

Does this hole in privacy matters give the government authority over the major corporations to intervene and help protect our society (and beyond because they are international)?

How much control is too much and where is the line that stops our freedoms? Have we reached a point in our culture that people don’t care about freedoms and rights as much as they do instant gratification and easy access?

What do you think? Should there be a government hand (“clearly written” laws) in all companies to help protect the rights of the people or is that giving too much power to the government? Are we losing our democracy or gaining a new authority from the major corporations? Is it a part of the peoples position to recognize and assess their own irresponsible behavior (for lack of a better term) or the government’s to protect them from making poor ones in the first place? That brings in the above mentioned group, in terms of how to navigate whether they have a voice in it all. We have laws to protect the ones who couldn’t/wouldn’t speak for themselves. Do you know what they are and/or do you take for granted what you can do for yourself?

What do you think? Do you sign your privacy away on a regular basis? Do you feel you should be protected from people stealing your privacy?

Where is the line, and have you signed on it?


Published by kmwilkerson

I am single mother of a strong young man. A few years ago I decided to take up writing (which was something I loved doing as the younger me) and I published my first book, with many more in the making. I strive to leave a legacy for my son, to add to his, once I am gone.

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