Is Privacy As A Constitutional Right?

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For my research paper the topic I have chosen to write about is privacy as a constitutional right. With this topic, I was asked is there really an inherent right to privacy and what does the right entail? I was also asked to analyze privacy in the work place and how an organization’s policy should conform to the law and best ethical practices. Privacy can be a trick subject since the laws vary and some are still being developed today. As the workplace and world in general continue to evolve, so do policies and laws. I will answer all these questions in the following paragraphs. Constitutional Right The America Civil Liberties Union state that “The right to privacy is not mentioned in the Constitution, but the Supreme Court has said that several of the amendments create this right. One of the amendments is the Fourth Amendment, which stops the police and other government agents from searching us or our property without "probable cause" to believe that we have committed a crime. Other amendments protect our freedom to make certain decisions about our bodies and our private lives without interference from the government…” (ACLU 2016). The Constitution helps protect our privacy when it comes to certain things. When I worked investigation for the state of Texas, I always had to ask the family and individuals for permission to enter their homes. I was not allowed to violate their 4th amendment rights. If I did not ask, I was at risk of being reprimanded or I could have possibly
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