Privacy Issues

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Gabrielle Spensley
Period 6th
Research Paper: Privacy Issues
3/1/13

Amendment I: Privacy of Beliefs, Amendment III: Privacy of the Home, Amendment IV: Privacy of the Person and Possessions and Liberty Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment which states that no State shall... deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law. These are your basic privacy rights stated under the U.S. Bill of Rights. However there are other Acts, types of privacy and cases that have supported and influenced these rights. Examples of these would be The Privacy Act of 1974, The Freedom of Information Act, and Bond v. United States and Beck v. Ohio.

Amendment I the Privacy of Beliefs states that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Amendment III the Privacy of the Home states that no Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law. Amendment IV the Privacy of the Person and Possessions is the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

The Privacy Act of 1974 protects records that can be retrieved by personal identifiers such as a name, social security number, or other identifying number or symbol. An individual is entitled to access to his or her records and to request correction of these records if applicable. The Freedom of Information Act is a disclosure statute that requires federal executive branch agencies to make records...
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