Everything You Say, Do In Public Could End Up On The Internet
If someone takes a photo of you and uploads it to social media, is it free speech or an invasion of privacy?
While netizens laugh and share viral videos and memes, the subjects are often innocent people made "internet famous" unintentionally.
After a live chronicle of two strangers' interactions on an airplane garnered attention online and a recent incident regarding a rideshare driver livestreaming passengers without consent, the question is: Is it possible to expect personal privacy in the digital age?
How are social networks affecting and handling issues of identity, ethics and consent?
At a time when our daily lives are documented on social media and people are always connected, where do we draw the line when posting about other people?
- Luis Hestres, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Texas at San Antonio
- Dan Solomon, writer for Texas Monthly
- Jennifer E. Rothman, law professor at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and author of "The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined for a Public World"