The Rutgers Webcam Tragedy and The Right to Privacy

In the tragic story of the suicide of Tyler Clementi, the former Rutgers student, whose privacy was violated by his roommate, Dharun Ravi1, the need to emphasize the right to privacy becomes ever more pronounced. In a world where leaders of major corporations and trendsetters declare that "privacy is no longer a social norm,2" it is incumbent upon the voice of our religious and ethical traditions to re-assert the inherent dignity of each individual person. Indeed, privacy has been a hot … [Read more...]


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