Privacy And The Rights Of Privacy Essay

1738 Words Apr 30th, 2015 7 Pages
Everyone overlooks the matter of privacy, when in reality it is a huge aspect of our everyday lives. Some would say we have gained too much privacy while others believe we do not receive enough. These two arguments bring about many valid points that will open your mind to the rights of privacy. Although the Constitution does not directly outline any amendments regarding our right to privacy, it’s an implied principle between the United States Government and the citizens. Andrew Konstantaras, an executive director of the Internet Law and Policy Forum, stated in his article “Understanding the Balance between Privacy and Security” that: “Some believe security at the expense of privacy is un-American and unconstitutional. Others say security must take precedence over all to ensure the safety of the nation. (Konstantaras, 2003). The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states in Article 12: “No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, not to attack upon his honor and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks” (Rotenberg, 2014). Privacy has been threatened by the government, where most of the serious threats are generated. The government can use surveillance to gain information on others and track citizens’ location. The advancements in technology that have escalated in the recent years have allowed this to happen. By using surveillance, the government officials…

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