Privacy Rights Essays

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Privacy Rights

The privacy of the individual is the most important right. Without privacy, the democratic system that we know would not exist. Privacy is one of the fundamental values on which our country was founded. There are exceptions to privacy rights that are created by the need for defense and security. When our country was founded, privacy was not an issue. The villages then were small and close. Most people knew their neighbors and what was going on in the community. They did not have drunk drivers, terrorist, or any other threat of changing the way they lived. The transportation that most people had access to were horses. Today there are autos that can be fatal if not controlled. Speed limits and licenses are two examples.
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Cell phones have been a factor in the way people communicates. Automobiles are equipped with TVs and mobile Internet. Privacy is increased, as people communicate less in person. People can spend an entire day in the car and have complete communication with others. Franzen also has this view about transportation.
"Transportation is largely private: the latest S.U.V.s are the size of living rooms and come with onboard telephones, CD players, and TV screens; behind the tinted windows of one of these high riding, I-see-you-but-you-can't-see-me mobile Privacy Guard units, a person can be wearing pajamas or a licorice bikini, for all anybody knows or cares" Privacy in the workplace is also becoming a problem. More employees are being monitored today then ever before and more companies are developing security. Employees don't realize how often electronic monitoring happens in their work place. Some workers do not operate at peak performance due to this type of scrutiny. There are also several benefits. Not only do companies save money from employee theft and vandalism, employees can feel more confident that their coworkers who don't pull their own weight will be terminated.
Home and at work are the places where people spend most of their time. As privacy is continuously be tested, there will be new laws and regulations as to exactly what our privacy rights are. With technology on the fastest growth in history there will also be laws on

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