Privacy Is More Important Than Security

1594 Words May 27th, 2016 7 Pages
Privacy versus Security Privacy is something that is valuable, and gives trust to both sides. Everyone is endowed with some degree of privacy, right? The debate of the topic privacy versus security has been going on for a while. Most people believe privacy is more important, giving people the chance to be relaxed without anyone watching them, literally or figuratively speaking. Governments believe that security is more important, claiming it will help with terrorism and lower the crime rate. If we allow this to happen, then as an example, the government could monitor our phones conversations, what websites we visit, the games or programs we download, even where we go throughout our day by tracking us on the GPS unit in our smartphones. Privacy is more important than security because students around the globe want to feel their governments, their employers, and their friends do not need to have cameras or GPS units monitor their every move, that governments asking for master-keys for the products their citizens use does not instill a feeling of trust by the government in its citizens, but it instills fear and resentment, and that many european countries have positioned themselves in a way that allows them to monitor their citizens, dictate lifestyles to their citizens, control access to the internet, and manipulate what the media talks about or the positions that are supported.

Students at schools do not feel right having school systems installing cameras to monitor them.…
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