Understanding Your Rights in the Information Age (Personal Freedom & Civic Duty)

Understanding Your Rights in the Information Age (Personal Freedom & Civic Duty)

Suzanne Weinick

Language: English

Pages: 112

ISBN: 1448894603

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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cyberworld, the approaches to protecting individual rights are evolving. Since the courts have not construed “virtual searches” as Fourth Amendment searches because they do not require physical entry onto someone’s property, the Fourth Amendment is becoming obsolete as a protected right of privacy. Modern technology has made the need for warrants and reasonable searches and seizures irrelevant if most of the evidence can be obtained through alternate means. Therefore, some argue that the Supreme

probable cause. 98 Glossary subpoena An order from a court for a person to appear at a trial under punishment for failure to appear. surveillance Close and continuous observation, usually of a suspected criminal or spy. USA Patriot Act United and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001. WiFi A local area network that uses high frequency radio signals to transmit and receive data over distances. 99 For More Information

Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom. New York, NY: Grand Central Publishing, 2011. Poulsen, Kevin. Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground. New York, NY: Crown Publishing Group, 2011. BIBLIOGRAPHY Ackerman, Bruce. Before the Next Attack: Preserving Civil Liberties in an Age of Terror. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006. Alderman, Ellen, and Caroline Kennedy. The Right to Privacy. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1995. Andrews,

prior to conducting a search of someone’s home unless an exception applies. Search warrants must be supported by “probable cause” that evidence of a crime is present. The search warrant must “particularly describe the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” In Olmstead v. United States (1928), the government secretly monitored the telephone calls of a 20 Constitutional Freedoms and Protections suspect by “tapping” into the telephone wires. Olmstead claimed that the

public. This is the classic conflict between privacy and the press. Copyright Laws Anyone who creates an original work (e.g., a book, movie, piece of music, or work of art) has the legal right to protect that work under copyright laws. Once the work has been created and published, anyone using, copying, or distributing that property without permission 48 Age Individual Rights and Digital Media Google and other search engines house user information, which has raised the question about who

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