Any Information Is Up On The Web, Stays On The Web, Except

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Any information is up on the web, stays on the web, except in Europe, where privacy is not dead. Europe took an important step in efforts to protect their citizen’s privacy rights. Importantly, in May 13, 2014 the European Union’s highest court granted the “right to be forgotten” to each individual who can request search engines to delete their personal information and not allow third parties to access personal data. While the Web makes information impossible to forget, this right gives people a chance to move on beyond the past and start a new chapter in life. It is hurtful to hear cases such as Nikki Catsouras, an eighteen-year-old girl who died in a horrible automobile accident in California. Her graphic police photos…show more content…
The right to privacy is granted to all citizens under the fourth amendment. According to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission Agency), the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." The FTC applies the right to privacy in varied privacy policies and privacy statements. Likewise, most of people find that government surveillance is acceptable as long many citizens are quite aware that the government collects their personal data for public safety. According to the FTC, The Privacy Act of 1974 "Provides civil remedies for individuals whose rights may have been violated" and "recognizes that legitimate need to restrict disclosure of some information"(FTC). The Financial Monetization Act of 1999 applies financial practices to supply customers with a privacy policy that describes what kind of data is being collected and "how institutions can collect and disclose of customers ' personal financial information; the Safeguards Rule, which requires

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