Electronic Surveillance and the Right to Privacy

1025 WordsJan 7, 20184 Pages
Outline: Electronic surveillance and the right to privacy Purpose: To inform the audience about electronic surveillance and the right to privacy Thesis: Electronic surveillance and the right to privacy is an increasingly controversial issue in modern American society. In this speech I will describe the technology, how employers and the government use the technology, and how the courts have interpreted the right to privacy. Organizational Pattern: Topical I. Introduction A. Attention Getter- 'I always feel like somebody's watching me' have you ever felt this way in the workplace or elsewhere? B. Relevance-Technology has provided us with many useful ways to communicate with one another, and also for law enforcement to apprehend criminals. However, it has also increased the capacity for both private and public entities to engage in surveillance. C. Credibility-As someone with a passionate interest in both technology and law enforcement, I was naturally drawn to this topic D. Thesis-Today I will give an overview of the types of surveillance technologies that exist, how things have changed in recent years, and why they are controversial. E. Preview-Specifically, I will discuss the nature of surveillance technology and its uses, and current controversies surrounding its applications. Transition-First, I will discuss the technology itself. II. Body A. What is surveillance technology? 1. Electronic surveillance is a relatively 'old' technology and can include wiretapping and
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