The issue of privacy has led to many heated debate in the country, regarding the violation of the
privacy rights by the governments or the major technology corporation. A recent article in the
New York Time, Senator Calls for federal Investigation of Children’s Apps, shows the new
incidence, in which two senators brought a call for federal investigations and regulations on the
Children’s apps ("Senators Call for Federal Investigation of Children's Apps," 2018). The article
elaborates on the various suspicion by the members of the public about the applications’
intentions to collect personal data about the children. The application developers have programed
some of the programs to collect personal data from the children ("Senators Call for Federal
Investigation of Children's Apps," 2018). The parents are blind to these facts, with these
developers claiming to develop children or rather family-friendly applications. The situation is a
violation of the children’s rights as well as the personal rights to privacy. If the claims are true,
the corporation should face prosecution and severe punishments by the courts.
The article is a representation of the occurrences within the country. The rights to privacy are
fundamental human rights, which every government, individual or corporation should respect.
However, with the increasing use of technology, the internet, and social media platforms, there
has been an increasing trend in the violation of these rights. The articles publication is a
reflection of the things, which the corporations have been doing in violations to the privacy
rights of the people. The government, too, has been under the spot light when it comes to the
violation of the privacy rights, with people commonly calling its secret missions to collect
personal data, the eye in the sky. Several debates and motions have gone into the congress,
requiring the restoration of the people’s rights to privacy.
Senators Call for Federal Investigation of Children's Apps. (2018, October 4). Retrieved from