The Demolition of Privacy Rights
Civil liberties is a term coined by the United States that guarantees certain rights to the people by the Bill of Rights. Although the Right to Privacy is not officially enumerated into the Constitution, the Supreme Court ruled that citizens do in fact, have the right to their own privacy in their own home and their own beliefs. Privacy rights are an essential part of everyday American lives, in that everyone should be given the right to do whatever they want to do in privacy without anyone judging them or knowing what they have done. The right to privacy can also be considered jeopardizing to society because if someone is doing everything privately, including planning some sort of abomination or is doing something illegal, and the police does not find out, it can cause some serious damage to the society. The Patriot Act was enacted after 9-11 to ensure security among the nation. By doing so, the United States implemented strategies in protecting the people, such as decrease privacy rights that were “given” to the people. Also, in today’s society, iphones have an a setting in which the phone can track your location and so-call “help” you do whatever you need the phone to do. According to the Usatoday’s article, location services through GPS coordinates one’s online post and photos, in that one does not even know they are exposing their private lives to the online world. Although, The right to privacy plays an important role in keeping everyday Americans the will to do whatever they want in private, it may cause potential trouble in keeping everything a secret, even illegal actions.
Privacy rights are a tough issue to argue for because so many Americans believe that they do in fact have that right but it is not officially listed in the constitution, thus lets the government to be able to twist that so-call “right” in a way that lets them do social profiling, and other forms of profiling to maintain a safe environment. Morally speaking, everyone should in fact have to right to do what they want in private because if the government decides to invade one’s privacy, then they are invading
one’s personal life on their own free will. As stated above, privacy rights are considered an essential part of one’s everyday life because everyone has their own definition of privacy, in other words, everyone has to have their own form of privacy; Google defined privacy as “the state or condition of being free from being observed or disturbed by other people” but to some people privacy is what one does by themselves or what they do with another person(s). According to the Patriot Act, the Government has the right to implement all types of instruments that will further "protect" the country from terrorism by imposing extreme actions that target certain rights, such as privacy. In today’s society, teenagers and all people around the world is constantly on their phone either updating a status on Facebook or posting a...