Conversation Questions


  • What is privacy?
  • How do you maintain your privacy at home?
    • At school?
    • On the Internet?
    • When using Facebook?
    • When you travel?
    • When talking on the phone?
  • What are some reason why privacy is important for you?
  • To what extent do public officials have a right to privacy?
  • Do you think the government has the right to read your email?
  • What are your privacy setting on Facebook?
  • How can using social networking sites invade your privacy?
  • What do you think about being fingerprinted when you enter a country?
  • How have you invaded someones privacy without realizing it was important the that person?
  • To what extent do public officials have a right to privacy?
  • How can the press balance freedom of expression with respect for privacy?
  • In your opinion, which of the following pose a threat to privacy?
    • Cookies on your PC
    • CCTV in supermarkets, Safety cameras in the street
    • Employers monitoring employees’ use of the internet and email
    • Hidden cameras in private homes (e.g. to check on babysitters)
    • RFID “spy chips” (= radio frequency identification tags: minuscule microchips, which are used to identify things)
    • Banks keeping tabs on your financial history
    • Mobile phones with tracking systems