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Irina Raicu, who directs the Internet Ethics Program at Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, championed the priest’s right to privacy, even in the face of alleged hypocrisy surrounding the use of Grindr after taking a vow of celibacy and working for an employer that opposes homosexuality and unmarried sex.
“Do hypocritical people deserve privacy? Are there any people that we think just don’t deserve privacy? I don’t believe so,” Raicu said. “For reasons having to do with human dignity and autonomy, and for the fact that we are now so connected and networked, if you think you are targeting one person, you may well be harming many people around them as well.”
Raicu added that such issues are nonetheless complex, arguing that privacy is not an absolute right and must be balanced against other rights.
Irina Raicu, director of Internet Ethics Program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, quoted by Religion News.