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 #Privacy Harms #Privacy Harms
  
-Introduction ​=+**Introduction**
  
      ​According to Thomson, most people nowadays seem to have no clear or surefire answers in defining the right to privacy as they tend to confuse and completely associate it with other rights related to this such as the right “to be forgotten,​” “to be left alone,” and “to property” without really focusing on the aspect of privacy. In fact, most people are oblivious about privacy wherein they only acknowledge it knowing that there is something special about this right that makes the person feel "a special source of discomfort"​ that comes from other violations against the things that are of value to them; moreover, most people also seem to not comprehend that having rights is not equivalent to having the authority to claim something as your own  (Thomson, 1975).      ​According to Thomson, most people nowadays seem to have no clear or surefire answers in defining the right to privacy as they tend to confuse and completely associate it with other rights related to this such as the right “to be forgotten,​” “to be left alone,” and “to property” without really focusing on the aspect of privacy. In fact, most people are oblivious about privacy wherein they only acknowledge it knowing that there is something special about this right that makes the person feel "a special source of discomfort"​ that comes from other violations against the things that are of value to them; moreover, most people also seem to not comprehend that having rights is not equivalent to having the authority to claim something as your own  (Thomson, 1975).
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-=  '' ​Questions and Answers ​''​ =+**Questions and Answers** 
  
-== Why is it essential for one to value his privacy? ​==+//Why is it essential for one to value his privacy?// 
  
      ​Before we get to the discussion on privacy harms, we must first know why privacy is important because people tend to simply look past the term. People only remember the essence of privacy whenever they feel an interest and need to it.       ​Before we get to the discussion on privacy harms, we must first know why privacy is important because people tend to simply look past the term. People only remember the essence of privacy whenever they feel an interest and need to it. 
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 - People who tend to apply for insurance and/or jobs are usually required to render necessary information in order to fulfill certain criteria before successfully being accepted in the said applications. This gives the company rights to further know about one's capabilities in paying off debts and such which sometimes overlap with other personal information like political views. ​ - People who tend to apply for insurance and/or jobs are usually required to render necessary information in order to fulfill certain criteria before successfully being accepted in the said applications. This gives the company rights to further know about one's capabilities in paying off debts and such which sometimes overlap with other personal information like political views. ​
    
-== What is the difference between privacy harm and privacy violation? ​== +//What is the difference between privacy harm and privacy violation?  
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      A privacy violation occurs when someone, let's say a third party, tries to gather information or simply intrude the privacy of another person without the "​victim"​ knowing anything about it. It can simply be understood in terms of committing an offense that does not harm anyone. An example would be trespassing on someone'​s property without dealing any harm to the owner; however, as the trespasser walks within the area, he accesses details about the area which are not publicly shown and known to others. ​      A privacy violation occurs when someone, let's say a third party, tries to gather information or simply intrude the privacy of another person without the "​victim"​ knowing anything about it. It can simply be understood in terms of committing an offense that does not harm anyone. An example would be trespassing on someone'​s property without dealing any harm to the owner; however, as the trespasser walks within the area, he accesses details about the area which are not publicly shown and known to others. ​
  
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-Further Questions ​=+ Further Questions ​
  
 * What is it that makes privacy "​harm"​ a real harm? * What is it that makes privacy "​harm"​ a real harm?
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 * What is the difference between a harm and a human wrong? * What is the difference between a harm and a human wrong?
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 * How can the harm rooted from privacy harm without any violation be recognized in courts? * How can the harm rooted from privacy harm without any violation be recognized in courts?
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 * Is there any way or form of technological advancement that can lessen or even rid the potential risks of privacy harm? * Is there any way or form of technological advancement that can lessen or even rid the potential risks of privacy harm?