"Remember?" she asks, confused. Had she used that word? "Oh, with recording? No, memories aren't..."
"Hmm. I suppose a culture with sapient AI wouldn't have much difference between recording something and memorizing it with a meat-based brain, would it? And our emotions and taboos on the subject haven't been calibrated with the understanding that AI is likely.
"Perhaps I should explain why we have that taboo, to try and get the shape of what we mean by it? I think there's technically two parts to it that might need to be handled separately." She had been thinking of this for a while, while walking through the forests, picking it apart. Exactly what she feels. Why she feels what she feels.
"First, setting cameras in public places in order to make databases of where people are going. We've historically had issues with that. People being outed as gay or trans or polyamorous and getting fired or attacked or disowned for it, back when our culture still considered those immoral and people hid it to protect themselves. A boss deciding to fire a worker that the database concludes is a member of an opposing political faction or religious minority, or if they get word of the person's family's history and decide that they don't want to spend money training someone who is at increased risk of some genetic issue. Obviously, this law doesn't stop gossip or people remembering things, but gossip is unprovable and human memory is flawed and it's hard to get information out of someone without that person noticing, and people can't keep track of each other as well as even our computers from a few generations ago could.
"Of the two, that one is the least important. Admittedly, it's probably even outdated by our current systems, and being kept aloft because it's so entangled with the other one in our minds. No one will mind someone walking by in public, and not even an AI coming along, as long as the brought camera or ...sensory-organ-equivalents?... can't see through walls, and aren't left behind to deliberately look for patterns. People do sometimes take pictures of themselves in public and catch incidental frames of others. It's specifically the universal keeping-track-of-people-at-scale-and-over-time thing that is going to upset them."
"The second, more important thing has to do with people's home privacy being invaded. By not letting people be alone, unscanned, unwatched, while they're doing private things," she says, then reconsiders. Probably best to be specific, no matter how embarrassing, to avoid confusion. "Most relevantly having sex, but anything they might choose to do in their own homes. Whoever is recording or watching that is involving themself in that without the other person's consent. Even if they're just sitting still, people don't like to always be," she struggles for words again. "Composed? Proper? But also don't like to be seen relaxing." She trails off. That sounds kind of silly, put like that, but thinking back it still sounds true.