When American And European Ideas Of Privacy Collide

Much has been said by “street photographers,” and by their subjects, on the issue of privacy. If you leave aside those who readily consider a personal gut reaction the equivalent of a written law, valid for everyone, you’ll still be left with the fact that those Americans und Europeans well versed with the legal issue of privacy in their respective territories cannot agree what the term privacy even means. Adam Liptak wrote a piece in the New York Times on this divide, here. The context of his article – last week’s ruling of an Italien court on Google and its executives – is different, the problem is similar.