No Explicit Right to Privacy
There is really no such thing as the right to privacy in American law. You have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. There is no explicit legal right to private life. You can have an attorney file a cause of action for invasion of privacy, but if the information is now known, it is no longer private, the information is now public.
The US Supreme Court has ruled that you do have the right to be left alone and your information cannot be made public. If someone makes your information public on a blog, you can have a lawyer file a lawsuit for invasion of your alleged private life. Filing legal actions is extremely expensive and you don’t always get the results you want.
Privacy is a Privilege
If you want to earn the right to private life then stop doing bad things in private. If you commit a crime then you become a public concern. If you do bad things you have no rights. Hypocrites often complain about having their right to privacy violated. Truth and justice prevail over any attempts to keep important information public.
Investigators Don’t Believe In Privacy
Investigators and bloggers don’t believe in privacy anyway, so there is no privacy. Freedom of the press prevails over any notion of private information. If you are engaged in a corrupt or criminal enterprise you are subject to severe public scrutiny by news reporters, journalists, columnists and bloggers. You cannot hide from the new virtual vigilance. Whatever you are doing is already known, it becomes a question of how many loose ends you have left undone, untied, unfiltered.
If you are an investigator, how will you find your information? Investigation is connecting the dots by uncovering and discovering the hidden relationships between events, people, places and things. During the course of every investigation the clean get cleaner and the dirty get dirtier. Everyone’s either a suspect or a witness and if you can just keep gathering more and more information about your cast of characters the story will fully develop. We are an aggressive species on a competitive planet. The motives remain simple: Money, lust, power. Just keep on investigating.