Since the 9/11 attacks and the exponential growth in the amount of information stored and accessed electronically, questions about the right to privacy have increasingly challenged the notion of that right.Find information about the right of privacy.Where does it come from in the Constitution?What are some of the challenges?What is your opinion.Don’t forget to tell us where you got your information from, in the book or on the internet.
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The right to privacy embodies the belief that a person’s private information should be free from public scrutiny and that we have a right to be left alone. As technology evolves, more and more of our personal information is in the hands of third parties. From e-commerce and email to smartphones and social media, advances in technology will continue to challenge our legal system and personal expectations of privacy.
Is The Right to Privacy in The Constitution? It may come as a surprise that the Constitution of the United States does not specifically protect your right to privacy. In fact, state and federal laws can limit some individual privacy rights when there is a compelling government interest to do so. Protecting your rights starts with becoming familiar with the constitutional amendments, federal statutes and state laws designed to keep your private information private.
“Is There a ‘Right to Privacy’ Amendment?” Findlaw, 30 Sept. 2019, www.findlaw.com/injury/torts-and-personal-injuries/is-there-a-right-to-privacy-amendment.html.
My opinion on the matter depends on the seriousness of the matter as in an article in CNN Business called Tim Cook: Privacy is a Matter of Life and Death. he stated it’s a matter of Apple protecting human rights. Not if if it’s going to cost lives. I don’t want the FBI just going through peoples information but at the same time, if what happened at Congress can be stopped because of planned cryptic or outright calls for death. Please go into those social media outlets. Some people lose the right when doing illegal things.
It’s a matter of Apple (AAPL) protecting human rights. “Tim Cook: Privacy Is a Matter of ‘Life and Death’.” CNNMoney, Cable News Network, money.cnn.com/2015/02/13/technology/security/tim-cook-apple-cybersecurity/index.html.
The Right to Privacy
The right to privacy covers various legal systems that restrain the government and private entities from intruding or threatening a person’s private space. The right perspective is an argument that people should be allowed to determine for themselves what type of information they want others to access. The right argument has been more augmented in the information technology era where surveillance has become easier and widespread, creating room for extensive scrutiny as more information is available and accessible. While the right is not clearly expressed in the U. S. Constitution, it is contained in the Bill of Rights through various aspects of rights, such as 1st Amendment’s privacy of beliefs, 3rd Amendment’s privacy of homes, 4th Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches, and the 5th Amendment’s privacy of private information.
Information obtained from: Exploring Constitutional Conflicts, n.d.. Available at: http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/rightofprivacy.html
The challenges involving the right to privacy occur when the government focuses on surveillance to protect national security and democracy, while at the same time it should restrain from intruding on people’s privacy. My opinion is that the government should have the right to conduct surveillance, especially in the wake of major attacks on the country, such as the 9/11 terrorist incident. Sacrificing the right to privacy for national security should be the best action for all Americans. However, there should limit in what type of information to collect to avoid agencies, such as CIA and FBI violating people’s privacy unnecessarily.
Dear writer, your response to the prompt is detailed and balanced. You have fully explored all the questions and provided the sources, which is impressive. You have also given examples of the sources of personal information, such as e-commerce, email, smartphones, and social media. You have provided the constitutional basis for the right argument and given your personal opinion regarding related challenges.
Exploring Constitutional Conflicts, n.d.. Available at: http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/rightofprivacy.html