Do Americans Really Have True Privacy? Essay

904 Words Dec 8th, 2016 4 Pages
Do Americans Really Have True Privacy "History has shown us that sacrificing our right to privacy can have dire consequences -- we still live in a world where all people are not treated equally. Too many people do not feel free to practice their religion or express their opinion, or love who they choose," (Peterson) In the fourth amendment it states that the American people have the right to privacy. This is not well enforced and this right is often overlooked. Even on the internet the privacy of Americans is nonexistent and everyone’s information is out there and available for anyone to see. Some people may not think that this is true. This is a growing threat to the privacy of the American People with the way that the government is going about getting peoples information, and how the laws need to be updated to accommodate this. Privacy was an important right to our founding fathers and should be important to us today. The fourth amendment protects people’s privacy from illegal searches and seizures and has been modified a little since advancements in technology. These modifications include electronic surveillance and the USA patriot act which allows certain technology to be used to get information from people with a search warrant. This is seen as an invasion of privacy to a lot of people and makes people wonder if they have true privacy. In an article Peterson writes that many technology companies see that legislation is behind in the fact that they try to spy on…

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