Right To Privacy

Under what circumstances, if any, do we have to give up our right to privacy?

According to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision regarding "Kyllo v. The United States," an individual has a reasonable expectation to privacy under the fourth amendment of the constitution that cannot be violated and, "it is a Fourth Amendment search requiring a warrant or an exception to the warrant requirement," if a search takes place, for instance in an individual's home. "That is true whether the invasion is physical or technological as in the Kyllo case." (Colbridge, 2001, p.2) The Supreme Court, at the end of the lengthy appeals process for this case, suggested that the Court had, thoguhout its long ...

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."The agent subpoenaed Kyllo's utility records and concluded that his utility use was abnormally high. Finally, at the request of the investigator, a member of the Oregon National Guard scanned Kyllo's home using a thermal imager. The scan was made at approximately three o'clock in the morning from the streets in front of and behind the Kyllo residence. No search warrant authorizing the scan was sought. The scan revealed what investigators believed to be abnormally high amounts of heat coming from Kyllo's home. Investigators concluded that the facts of the case gave them probable cause to believe Kyllo was growing marijuana in his house. Investigators applied for and obtained a warrant to search Kyllo's home, using the results of the thermal scan as part of their probable cause. The search revealed marijuana plants, weapons, and drug paraphernalia." (Colbridge, 2001, p.1)
The court's eventual division on this issue-for it was not a unanimous decision-revolved around the nature of ...

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unique methods of exposure that an individual exposes his or herself to every day that has come about in recent years is that of the Internet. While the web may feel anonymous, it does not provide protection and privacy. Though it seems the most anonymous of mediums, it is in fact highly penetrable by owners of websites. "For the longest time, I couldn't get worked up about privacy: my right to it; how it's dying; how we're headed for an even more wired, under regulated, over intrusive, privacy-deprived planet," wrote Joshua Quittner in 1997 in Time Magazine. (Quittner, 1997)
However, the author chronicles at this relatively early date of the Internet's birth, that eventually he ...

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