Poll: Majority say cheaters forgo right to privacy

Last month it emerged that the world’s most popular website to arrange affairs, Ashley Madison, was the victim of a data breach which may mean that hackers have access to the personal information of millions of would-be cheaters. Josh Duggar, a reality TV star, noted ‘family values’ campaigner and admitted sex offender has become the first prominent figure to be exposed after hackers released the Ashley Madison information online.

YouGov’s research shows that most people don’t feel that cheaters can reasonably expect that their private sex lives will remain private. 50% of Americans say that it’s unreasonable for people cheating on their partners to expect their sex lives to remain private while only 32% say that it is reasonable. This compares to 82% who believe that ordinary people have a reasonable expectation of privacy. The issue is more split when it comes to celebrities and politicians, with 39% of Americans saying that it is unreasonable for celebrities to expect their sex lives to remain private while 43% think it is unreasonable for politicians to expect so.