Examples Of Government Surveillance

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Surveillance is, simply put, the observation and/or monitoring of a person. Coming from the French word for "looking upon," the term encompasses not only visual observation but, also, the scrutiny of all behavior, speech, and actions. Prominent examples of surveillance include surveillance cameras, wiretaps, GPS tracking, and internet surveillance.

One-way observation is in some ways an expression of control. Just as having a stranger stare at you for an extended period can be uncomfortable and hostile, it is no different from being under constant surveillance, except that surveillance is usually surreptitiously done and at the behest of some authority.

Particularly interesting about government surveillance is that in the United States surveillance
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I agree with the government has access to check and collecting phone records because for me, American security is the most important situation facing the society privacy. Some of the reason why I say it is that everybody knows that government was taking access to our information long time ago. It is not a new, also I think that the principally, government doesn’t care about our lives. They just want to prevent our security of possible attacks terrorist and people, who want to cause crime; it doesn’t matter if the government just wants to save its security. Everybody should know that all government problems affect our relatively. We are the…show more content…
In 2005, students of the Haifa Center for Law & Technology asserted that in fact the right to privacy "should not be defined as a separate legal right" at all. By their reasoning, existing laws relating to privacy in general should be sufficient. Other experts, such as William Prosser, have attempted, but failed, to find a "common ground" between the leading kinds of privacy cases in the court system, at least to formulate a definition. One law school treatise from Israel, however, on the subject of "privacy in the digital environment," suggests that the "right to privacy should be seen as an independent right that deserves legal protection in itself." It has therefore proposed a working definition for a "right to privacy":

The right to privacy often must be balanced against the state 's compelling interests, including the promotion of public safety and improving the quality of life. Seat-belt laws and motorcycle helmet requirements are examples of such laws. And while many Americans are quite aware that the government collects personal information, most say that government surveillance is
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