Essay On Individual Privacy And National Security

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Individual privacy and national security are both important to citizens. Citizens have rights that back up their privacy called the Bill of Rights. The national security has its place in the law to protect the United States and its citizen from dangerous threats. The primary conflict between individual privacy and national protection is that the safety of the citizens is what bears upon whether their privacy is private or compromised. As an individual, citizens have the ability to enforce their privacy right just like they have the ability to give it up.
On one hand, individual privacy is the freedom from damaging publicity, public scrutiny, secret surveillance, or unauthorized disclosure of one’s personal data or information. There are laws that stand by every citizen in which protects them from unlawful invasion of privacy. Several of these laws are in the Bill or Rights such as, Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Speech, and the Press, Amendment 2 - The Right to Bear
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The National Security Act of 1947 was a major restructuring of the United States government's military and intelligence agencies. The act of 1947 was placed in order to bring together the Navy Department and War Department under a new Department of Defense. The patriot act was signed by George W. Bush on October 26 after the catastrophic event of 9/11. USA PARTIOT ACT stands for "Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001". Subdivision 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act allows the government to secretly request and get library records for great numbers of individuals without any cause to think they are involved in illegal activity. Some systems that fall under national security are aviation security and homeland

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