Privacy Conversation Topics

by Loraine Walters
Created: 12.12.2019
Updated: 27.12.2019

List of 35 Privacy Conversation Topics

  1. How much do you value your privacy?
  2. Do you think that websites like Facebook take away too much of your privacy?
  3. Do you think people have the right to privacy? How about convicted criminals?
  4. The only people who need privacy are people who are doing something illegal. Do you agree or disagree? Why?
  5. Do you think the Internet increases privacy or takes away privacy?
  6. What is the greatest threat to privacy?
  7. What is privacy?
  8. How do you maintain your privacy at home?
    1. At school?
    2. On the Internet?
    3. When using Facebook?
    4. When you travel?
    5. When talking on the phone?
  9. What are some reason why privacy is important for you?
  10. To what extent do public officials have a right to privacy?
  11. Do you think the government has the right to read your email?
  12. What are your privacy setting on Facebook?
  13. How can using social networking sites invade your privacy?
  14. What do you think about being fingerprinted when you enter a country?
  15. How have you invaded someones privacy without realizing it was important the that person?
  16. To what extent do public officials have a right to privacy?
  17. How can the press balance freedom of expression with respect for privacy?
  18. In your opinion, which of the following pose a threat to privacy?
    1. Cookies on your PC
    2. CCTV in supermarkets,
      Safety cameras in the street

    3. Employers monitoring employees’ use of the internet and email

    4. Hidden cameras in private homes (e.g. to check on babysitters)

    5. RFID “spy chips” (= radio frequency identification tags: minuscule microchips, which are used to identify things)

    6. Banks keeping tabs on your financial history

    7. Mobile phones with tracking systems
  19. How private should corporations be? Should the public have access to corporate records?
  20. How transparent should a government be?
  21. Where do you like to go when you want to be alone?
  22. Should there be more, or less, security cameras around cities?
  23. How is privacy viewed in your culture?

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