Spies Like Us: We’re All Big Brother Now

Even our traditional definition of "privacy" may no longer apply in a world of omnipresent cameras and recorders, according to Woodrow Hartzog, assistant professor at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, where he writes on privacy and human engagement with electronics. "Privacy has really ceased to be helpful as a term to guide policy in the United States," he says, "because privacy means so many different things to so many different people. The law initially drew this hard line between public and private, but that's not how we live our lives anymore, and that's not what we expect in our day to day interactions."