The United States

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On February 12, 2015 president Obama signed an executive order with the intention to expand the Cybersecurity of the U.S. and to promote principles of collaboration not just in America but around the globe. Cybersecurity has been identified as one of the most challenging subjects of the 21st-century; moreover, cyber-attacks can further compromise the future of our economic development as much as our national security and the decrement of our civil rights and privacy. Since Obama initiate his administration, he has been working on establishing the framework to better balance the interaction between, government agencies, private sector, and the general public. The objective in this essay is to better understand the connotations from several…show more content…
On the contrary, government agencies such as the FBI, the CIA, and the DHS amongst others identify this initiative of stronger data encryption as a disadvantage to collect important information for the sake of our national security. Since the governmental agencies that protect the American people are going dark by the inability to collect important data, could this be the real reason why the government is promoting collaboration like never before? We like to believe that the government is always working on the behalf of its citizen’s, however, is not always the case. If stronger data encryption is one of the answers to better protect our intellectual property as much as the consumer information, can the government require companies to have a backdoor that could enable further espionage on terrorist organizations, other countries, consumers communications, and/or corporate’s technological innovation development with the excuse to protect our national security, our civil rights, and our privacy? A few of the most noticeable silent moral dilemmas are the real government objectives for this new legislation. The government undoubtedly disrupts in our privacy with many hidden agendas and masks them within the national security framework. Furthermore, the executive order does not contain even one indication and lack information on how the executive order plans to guarantee our civil liberties and as the president mention the student’s privacy. On the other hand, the
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