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    It was one of the first internet laws and for the most part it was a good one. It was really a good example of how the law should act. In a sense it was the epitome of security at the time. A lot of private information is contained within emails and instant messages to this day, and without the Electronic Communications Privacy Act many of these emails would have been breached and would have gone unpunished. Another great this about the ECPA is how it evolved. Today the ECPA acts as an umbrella and covers a broad spectrum of electronic devices. For example, cell phones, tablets, and other internet connective items are protected by the ECPA.…

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    Is Your Privacy More Important Than My Security? People greatly enjoy reading books of the dystopian genre, and in many cases the protagonist is fighting against authoritarian governments. As one may recall from the Hunger Games or Divergent, these leading bodies are powerful and controlling. The reader is often rooting for the heroine, who fights against this control. However, in real life, when one evaluates the current situation of government interference in private life for the safety of…

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    the Copyright Act of 1976 was enacted to pose civil action against individuals who were illegally distributing the copyrighted work of another, but no criminal charges were allowable. NET resulted from a test case brought by the Department of Justice before the federal court in the District of Massachusetts - United States vs. LaMacchia. “The indictment sought criminal penalties under the general conspiracy and wire fraud statutes for the alleged conduct of the defendant, David LaMacchia”…

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    Expectation of privacy at the work place has become more of a concern due to the vast expansion in the use of technology. Emails and Internet have made it more easily for employees to have access too reducing the cost of operating. Many companies have had some sort of electronic surveillance at all times on all of their employees, most are installed into the computers that they use to help monitor and make sure that everything is done and the routinely emails report to the person in charge to…

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    abuse of power, a violation of people 's privacy, and most importantly, unconstitutional, while proponents of surveillance claim the benefit of surveillance is a reduction in the probability of high-cost events such as terrorism. Government surveillance programs, when conducted in controlled situations and closely audited by independent organizations, do not directly harm innocent civilians, especially when they benefit the safety of the general public. Surveillance, by definition, is the act…

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    Name Professor Course Date Online privacy The Fourth Amendment of the United States constitution protects against unreasonable searches and seizure by the government. It recognises the right of the people and their property to be free from these searches unless a warrant is issued on the basis of a probable cause. Such warrants can only be valid if it describes the place to searched and the things to be seized. The objective of this amendment is to protect the citizens from arbitrary…

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    fulfill the corporate mission statement and ultimate goal of increased market share. Forbes published an article on how to increase productivity in the workplace. Two of the line items were to 'Weed out distractions ' and 'Stop watching TV '.[Chowdry] This certainly falls in line with the need to restrict the ability to navigate to 'Distraction '. If you are able to remove the ability to shift focus away from the job at hand, you can theoretically increase production and produtivity.…

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    For example, before the passage of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 in the United States, government officials did not require a search warrant to collect personal information transmitted over computer communication networks. Nevertheless, even in the absence of a privacy law before 1986, computing professionals should have been aware of the obligation to protect the privacy of personal information.” https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/bitstream/handle/2142/12247/ecse909.pdf This…

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    of the USA Patriot Act in 2001, by President George W. Bush, we probably would have had a larger amount of terrorist attacks then we actually had. The Patriot Act has helped monitor foreign communications, as well as electronic communications in America. This act was created in response to the tragedy that happened on September 11th, 2001 at the World Trade Center in New York. As of December 2011 the Patriot Act has prevented over 42 terrorist attacks on American soil, that’s…

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    Really Have True Privacy

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    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…

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