The torts incorporated into the privacy law provide a standard of protection. Many are unaware of the protection they have under the privacy laws. Having this knowledge of protection that is offered can help individuals know when their privacy is endangered and when it is safe. Appropriation of name and likeness helps protect American citizens from being victims of commercial companies using their personal identities without consent. Although the law may not be clear and may vary in every state, it is geared toward allowing the free people of this country to be protected by anyone using their name or likeness without consent.
Metadata is any and all information regarding any type of communication or data used. Metadata contains where a call was placed, track current locations, numbers called ingoing and outgoing, can also be tapped. The NSA denies everything regarding the collection of personal information, but according to former NSA employees, they say otherwise ('NSA Surveillance Programs"). In conclusion, the modern use of surveillance assists public safety, but not as much as they are an invasion of privacy. Americans should be aware of their civil liberties and protect them.
The rules also provide provisions requiring the consent of the individual person before this “processing” can occur. It is apparent that the intentions of the laws for the United States and the EU are to protect the privacy of their citizens. However, loopholes exist in these laws that allow the governments to bend these laws. In the United States, the law prevents the government from asking for certain information, but it does not prevent it from purchasing this information or using matching techniques to discover it.
Right of privacy, right of accountability and confidentiality are some of the rights that you accuire being a citizen of the country and when these rights are violated it is a offence. Certain information like the social security number or ATM pin number and banking personal data are meant to be kept secret else someone could be persecuted and harmed. But as a matter of fact now these information can be publically revealed by the wikileaks as they think that they have a right to do so. No body has the right and authority to release information publicly that is of private concern. Wikileaks does not measure the risks of its publication and the effects they can cause people.
Safety is a big concern among the American people, so if the government says they are doing something to protect them, people will believe it, even if the government is stretching the truth. The only thing that the constitution directly states about privacy is against unwarranted search and seizure, which kind of counters the Patriot’s Act. (#5) The patriot act does allow the NSA to search your laptop, phone, o... ... middle of paper ... ... something like that into the terms and conditions, But the concern for more privacy laws is approaching. A certain law may exist in the future that does not allow companies to put anything they want in the agreement. Most big corporations probably wouldn’t want to do that anyway, because people will not buy into it when the word spreads.
Quite simply, the Government in order to protect us and our rights, is willing to make a hypocrite of itself and act as though our right is simply a privilege, and without any form of consent from the people, keep virtual tabs on each and every one of us. In the words of Former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis “The right to privacy is a person's right to be left alone by the government... the right most valued by civilized men." Privacy isn’t just Privilege, it is nonnegotiable right, and deserves to be treated as such. With the introduction of the internet being a relatively new phenomenon, the act of cyber espionage is not something that has been properly acknowledged by society. The American Government has done a stand up job of keeping its methods in the shadows and away from the eyes of its people since its documented domestic surveillance began on October 4th, 2001; Twenty three days after the Twin Towers fell President George Bush signed an order to begin a secret domestic eavesdropping operation, an operation which was so sensitive that even many of the country's senior national security officials with the... ... middle of paper ... ...ots and in effect saved a great many lives, however Edward Snowden has stated that “Bathtub falls and police officers kill more Americans than terrorism, yet we've been asked to sacrifice our most sacred rights for fear of falling victim to it.” We are in more danger of death by falling out of our bathtubs of being killed by the people who “protect” us than we are by being killed by a terrorist, and yet our government would ignore that, and use terrorism as a false pretense to freelance monitor its people.
The government should not invade the privacy of American citizens because although everyone has come to embrace social networking, it is not right or appropriate for the government to watch its citizens like Big Brother. Privacy rights are very important to the United States citizens. The fourth amendment protects some of our rights. No officer of the law can search any person’s property or belongings without a search warrant approved and signed by a judge first. The police have to obtain a search warrant; they get a search warrant by having probable cause and show proof that a crime is being committed.
The article, “National Identity Cards Strange Liberty, Banish Privacy” by Charles Levendosky, implies that Identity Cards give us a false sense of security. The system would not prevent terrorists from using fake documents to get a national identity card and all citizens’ private information would be shared with government agencies and commercial organizations, therefore all personal information can be easily accessed through a computer system. This would result in a surveillance society with many obstacles due to human errors and leaving citizens with no privacy and freedom to be themselves. I agree with the author and I am against national ID cards primarily because they would violate citizens' right to privacy. It is acceptable to issue identity cards for specific purposes, like a driving license which is necessary and voluntary.
Americans who care about their digital freedoms should also be asking tough questions about the government tapping into their devices. Digital privacy stands as an issue today and the issue should be constitutionally resolved, with different cases that support it. Privacy rights are embedded under the Fourth Amendment, which states that citizens are protected against unreasonable search and seizure. But the Patriot Act, which was passed after 9/11, allows the FBI to acquire telecommunication, financial, and credit records without a court order. Furthermore, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 2008 allows Untied States private and public companies protection from being sued by their customers when they comply with illegal government surveillance requests.
In this report I am going to talk about the rights people have to privacy and about the laws that go with privacy. Privacy is the thought that information that is confidential that is disclosed in a private place will not be available to third parties when the information would cause embarrassment or emotional distress to a person. The right of privacy is limited to people who are in a place that a person would reasonably expect to be private such as home, hotel room and even a telephone booth. People think they should be protected by privacy when the conversation is private and should not be heard by others, and the same with going through a persons person things. In the history of privacy laws legal concepts like ownership of real property and contracts originated many years ago now are in law.