Privacy: The Importance Of Technology And National Security

1483 Words6 Pages
In this current day and age, people slowly start to forget the importance of privacy due to the influence of technology and social network on their lives. Many of these individual's personal information are logged in onto the internet for others to see. However, the user usually is the one in charge of how much information should be accessible by others. Thus maintaining the rights to privacy of the individual. Yet in some countries the government are committing act of scrutiny on their citizens through various ways to prevent acts of terror. Namely; interception of phone calls, buying user base information from tech companies and such. It is reasonable for the government to find efficient ways to investigate criminal activity for the purpose of national security. However, they are doing so mostly without the knowledge nor consent of the…show more content…
Therefore, the act of Snowden exposing the NSA spying on it's citizen has raised many debates whether it is justified to sacrifice privacy for the sake of so called national security. While it is certainly important to consider the safety of the nation as a priority, it should not be infringing upon the rights of the people. “If you have nothing to hide, you've got nothing to fear.” The nothing to hide argument is widely used by the government as a way to justify their actions. Similarly, some people may choose to turn a blind eye and say that they don't care if the government invades their privacy. However, you can't give away the rights of others because they're not useful to you. Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free

More about Privacy: The Importance Of Technology And National Security

Open Document