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Privacy In Demand Essay

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Like most countries and especially the United States their inhabitants enjoy a certain level of privacy. People don’t generally want intimate information to be accessible to the public eye. In fact many people go to great lengths to hide everything about themselves. What exactly is the definition of privacy? Well, privacy is the expectation that confidential personal information disclosed in a private place will not be disclosed to third parties, when that disclosure would cause either embarassment or emotional distress to a person of reasonable sensitivities. This information includes facts, images (ex: photographs and videotapes), and disparaging opinions. When over zealous law enforcement officials demand…show more content…
It sounds like these two laws should cover everyones privacy without too much of a problem. However, this is not the case. There is an immense amount of information floating around that is concidered public domain. Take for example the drivers license. Every drivers license contains a name, birthdate, home mailing address, license number, physical description failures to appear in court, failures to pay traffic fines, license status, and major convictions up to and including the past seven years. It does not end there. The Department of Motor Vehicles contains information that is commonly and routinely consulted by employers, insurace companies, attorneys, and private investigators. What kind of information are these people trying to access. Well, that would include just about everything about your car such as its make, its owner and even the lienholder if the loan for the vehicle has not been paid in full. This information that is being collected by these third party groups is not being researched with the same intention that it was collected for. This is also wrong.
What about court records. Unless those record involve a juvenile, they are usually public. Propety records are also open for public inspection. When a home or other real estate is
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