INTRODUCTION. “The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the force of the Crown. It may be frail its roof may shake the wind may blow through it the storm may enter, the rain may enter but the King of England cannot enter all his force dare not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement.” These words from the Semayne’s case , decided in 1603, capture the nascent views on privacy if discussed about in a legal sense. Philosophically, privacy can be traced back to the times of Aristotle, ancient India and is epidemically present in numerous religious texts and social customs.
Today, Ladies and Gentleman. Allow me to start off with introducing one of my favorite Russian Philosopher, Ayn Rand. The reason why I have included her in today’s debate is that she correctly understood the central importance of privacy to the underpinnings of freedom. In her 1943 novel, “The Fountainhead”, she noted that “civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy … civilization is also the process of setting man free from men". The earliest treaty regarding privacy is the US Bill of Rights drafted in the late 18th century.
One of, if not, the most provocative arguments Kerr offers in his article is that the third-party doctrine should not be framed in terms of “reasonable expectation of privacy” in which a person “waives” their reasonable expectation of privacy, but rather as a consent doctrine. In his view, what we voluntarily disclose to third parties eliminates Fourth Amendment protection because of implied consent. Specifically, a person voluntarily discloses information to a third party if they do so knowingly. Consequently, searches, if a government agent’s conduct is deemed as such, are reasonable because the person allowed the government to do so. Kerr’s example for his principle is problematic.
In Connie Parkinson’s retirement speech, she takes advantage of her last moment as a teacher to warn us that we are losing our interpersonal connections. The culprit being cell phones. Through a laid-back style of speaking, Parkinson implores readers to acknowledge the harmful effects that come along with cell phone use. Passionate about her cause, Parkinson uses three different rhetorical devices to help get her message across: parallelism, syntax, and rhetorical questions. Examples of parallelism can be seen in a couple of different places.
In Clarke’s paper of privacy and why privacy is important, he stated that we as individuals have different reasons on why it is important to them; for psychological reasons, we as individuals need private space; for sociological reasons, we need to be free to act without being constantly observed; for economical reasons, we need to be free to discover and revolutionise; and lastly for political reasons, we need to free to think, argue, and act.
The procedural rights, afforded to the people of the United States, were established in the Bill of Rights and more specifically in the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States. These Amendments were implemented for the explicit purpose of protecting the rights of the people. Everyone can expect to be treated equally and fairly because of these rights and the foresight of our Founding Fathers (Bohm & Haley, 2011, p. 103). The Fourth Amendment serves to protect the people from illegal searches and seizures.
From this quote, it is evident that priestly wants people to change their attitude towards each other, especially those of a lower social class. At the beginning of the quote the Inspector claims there are “millions and millions and millions” of people like Eva Smith. In this short quotation, Priestly has used repetition to emphasise the word millions. From the use of repetition, we, the audience in 2017, can infer that Priestly wanted whoever was to play Inspector Goole, no matter when the play was being performed, to emphasise the point that there are so many people like Eva Smith.
Technology continues to advance law enforcement and transform policing in fundamental respects (Roberts, 2011). Some of the new emerging technologies have played an increasingly crucial role in the daily work of those police officers who use equipment, to assist in their enforcement and investigative efforts (Roberts, 2011). There are multiple advantages to the use of computer technology in relation to law enforcement efforts. Computer technology has expanded substantially over the course of the past two decades, any increased efficiency and the effectiveness of police officers (Roberts, 2011). Some of those computer technologies include the use of field computers, terminals, software, and programs that can predict criminal activity (Roberts,
The tile of the article that I have chosen is “Courageous or spineless? Our actions -- or inactions -- decide for us”. This article is written by Leonard Pitts, Jr. Leonard Garvey Pitts, Jr. (born October 11, 1957) is an American commentator, journalist and novelist. He is a nationally-syndicated columnist and winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. He was originally hired by the Miami Herald to critique music, but within a few years he received his own column in which he dealt extensively with race, politics, and culture.
Sun Tzu wrote in the Art of War: “Enlightened rulers and good generals who are able to obtain intelligent agents as spies are certain for great achievements .” Even as far back as the ancient Chinese dynasties, spying has been ubiquitous throughout history. Every powerful institution has used its leverages to learn private information sub rosa. Throughout history, this behavior was viewed as standard and acceptable. Only recently (recent in historical context) has the perception of privacy as a basic human right emerged.