Edward Snowden has achieved international fame as the “whistle-blower” who exposed NSA spying on domestic telephone calls. He claims that he was motivated to expose this problem in order to protect American’s “right to privacy”.
According to Wikipedia:
“The right to privacy is our right to keep a domain around us, which includes all those things that are part of us, such as our body, home, property, thoughts, feelings, secrets and identity. The right to privacy gives us the ability to choose which parts in this domain can be accessed by others, and to control the extent, manner and timing of the use of those parts we choose to disclose.”