The Pros And Cons Of Privacy

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With so much terror being spread in the world today governments are beginning to closely monitor the internet usage of their citizens. The major question is: are governments overstepping and breaching the privacy of their citizens? Obviously, the laws in each country are different but the definition to one’s base privacy, as described by Donald M. Gillmor, who alone has written many different law textbooks used in many different universities, and other very respected professors came together to write the Mass Communication Law: Cases and Comments defined privacy as "individuals are entitled to protect personal, intimate aspects of their lives from use or interference by others." To give a valid argument it also needs to be stated how the government…show more content…
As of now governments all around the world like the United States, England, and China, look at personal information and make sure no data has been breached that could harm them or their identity. Without this, the internet wouldn’t be a safe place; but with some government interventions major terrorist plots could have been stopped leading to a safer world. Ever since the 1990s and leading into September 11 terrorist attacks were becoming more and more frequent and the government and FBI had to figure out a way to prevent terrorist attacks. So, how do governments best protect its citizens while also protecting their right to privacy? Governments like the USA, China, and England should be able to have access to personal data that is only relevant to potential terrorist activities that are decided on by government officials, like mass shootings and public bombings, that might occur in the…show more content…
Governments like the USA, China, and England should be able to have access to personal data that is only relevant to potential terrorist activities that are decided on by government officials that might occur in the future. These countries have worked to fix the problems caused by internet terrorism and even though these countries are very different in makeup and ideals they still are all working as individual countries to solve the worldwide problem. People are trying to find the solution like Patrick Tucker, a respected and reliable editor who has made a name for himself for bringing the truth to many different papers, who stated that the Militaries should come together and try a three-step plan created to help all computers tell if the information being put in is private or if the information is shareable and does not relate back to the user at all. The first step would be privacy for computing, then it would focus on human and digital interaction, and finally there would be experimental systems built to “provide the platforms on which to test these ideas in practice” (defenseone.com). Using this could help computers realize information that is personal and could stop it from getting out to the government if it is not going to cause any problems. The most important thing is making sure citizens are safe and they don’t have to worry

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