Case Study 2 - government the power to access your medical...

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Krista Gardner Case study 2 Role 2: Many political organizations have voiced objections to the Patriot Act, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation ( www.eff.org ) and the American Civil Liberties union (www.aclu.org). Organizations like the ACLU claim that the Patriot Act allows the government access to records about your web surfing habits (such as what you’ve been looking up on Google). Why are these groups so upset about these violations of online privacy? Look up the Patriot Act on a government website or other website that supports it. How do supporters of the Patriot Act justify its provisions? Do you agree with the supporters of the Patriot Act or with the civil rights organizations? Why or why not? According to www.aclu.org , the Patriot Act has many flaws, which is why these type of groups are upset. These flaws threaten your fundamental freedoms by giving the
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Unformatted text preview: government the power to access your medical records, tax records, and so on. Also, according www.aclu.org , the government, under the Patriot Act, also has the power to break into your house and conduct secret searches without telling you for weeks, months, or indefinitely. Supporters of the Patriot Act say that the only people who need to be afraid of being investigated are terrorists and their supporters. Supporters of the Patriot Act justify that the Act is for the safety of Americans. I agree with both sides of the situation. I think that this Act could help keep our country safe, but it could be a little stricter and insure the freedom and privacy of the American people. Works Cited www.aclu.org http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/guideDesc.asp?catid=101&type=issue...
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