What Are Privacy Rights?

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What are privacy rights? “Privacy helps the person to be autonomous, unique, and original. People power of sharing or hiding the information about themselves (Hari, M., 2011).” In my opinion privacy rights are the rights an individual has that they do not want anyone else to know. It may be the right to be left alone and not bothered, to make personal decisions of one’s own individual matters, or just not be an open book. It is to be yourself without judgment of others and it is to protect people’s interest especially in aspects of things that maybe embarrassing if someone were to find out like cross dressing or being gay. To me privacy is important because there are things not everyone may want found out even I have things in my closet.…show more content…
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized (Walenta, Craig, 1995-2000).” Many times like our privacy have the rights bestowed in the Bill of Rights been severely challenged. Within Privacy, rights there are many issues with privacy today from wiretapping, to internet searches being checked, video surveillance, criminal identity theft, and public records on the internet. The biggest issue known today is that a lot of these deal with are the internet, it breaks through privacy walls every time you shop online, send email or are involved with social media. All this became a bigger issue because the passing of the USA Privacy Act of 2001 by President Bush which was created as a response to the attack on New York and Washington D.C. on the 11th of September 2001. This was created to proved law enforcement and the military with more power to tracking down those who are suspected as terrorist or involved. “It also permitted the government to refuse entry to any suspected foreign terrorist and detain indefinitely anyone who met the government’s criteria (Ivers, G. 2013).” While I feel, the Patriot Act is important and in times of war it is, needed many feel that it
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