Privacy in Public?
We, as a society, seem to be failing to adequately grasp the concept of privacy, and how it relates to that which is public. As well as privacy-destroying police state stuff, where we don't seem to have privacy from public bodies even when in the privacy of our own homes, we have this nonsense about that which is publicly revealed still being treated as private.
To me, it's quite simple. If there's a part of your body you wish to keep private, and don't want to be publicly revealed, cover it with clothing. That's a basic function of clothing, and has been for thousands of years. It's an established social convention that we all understand - don't we? We don't parade around naked in public and then expect everyone else to respect our "privacy" by averting their eyes. That would just be unreasonable.
And as for employees doing jobs in public, I'd point out that they're not slaves, but employees. To me, the essential difference between employment and slavery is consent. Employment is with the consent of the employee, while slavery is with coercion instead. And since employees do their jobs having consented to such employment, they have already consented to the public appearances that such jobs entail. It's unreasonable for them to then expect the rest of the public to treat them as if they're working in private.
This is the sort of issue that needs to be debated and discussed nationally, not just by the establishment, but by us, the people, as what's supposed to be a free and democratic society. Then we can entrench the important distinction between private and public in an entrenched Bill of Rights, probably as part of a democratically established and entrenched written constitution.
The United States seems to have more experience of dealing with this issue, so it might be a very good idea to follow their lead and learn from them. But we don't have to blindly, unthinkingly follow.
Perhaps, like the Convention on Modern Liberty, or as a part of it, or following on from it, we should have a Convention on Modern Privacy?
Don't make public that which you wish to keep private - simples!
Mine's the one with private possessions in the pockets.