If you’ve been anywhere near the internet, a television or a radio today, you will undoubtedly have heard about the topless pictures of Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge, being published by the French edition of the magazine Closer. A royal spokesman described the actions as a “grotesque and unjustifiable invasion of privacy”. Here at SocialSafe, we couldn’t agree more.
We all have a right to privacy. At SocialSafe we believe that any direct invasion of privacy, whether through physical means such as a long-range camera lens looking into a private property, or viewing someone’s personal online information through digital espionage is a deplorable act.
This ethic of privacy runs through all we do at SocialSafe which is why we don’t have access to your social data in the service we provide – you download your own data which is kept private to you and you alone.
Social networks are good for sharing information, but we choose what to share and with whom. The act of firstly taking private pictures and then sharing them with the world is a gross intrusion of privacy and should be deplored by everyone.