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By Jacqueline Klosek

In brand new globalized society, the battle on terror has negatively affected privateness rights not only within the usa, yet far and wide. whilst privateness rights are curtailed worldwide, American efforts to unfold freedom and democracy are hindered, and accordingly, americans are much less safe on the earth. sarcastically, the erosion of person privateness rights, right here and overseas, has been occurring within the identify of bettering nationwide safeguard. This ebook sheds mild in this obvious contradiction, and argues that governments needs to do extra to maintain privateness rights whereas endeavoring to guard their electorate opposed to destiny terrorist attacks.It is simple to disregard that sooner than Sep 11, privateness rights have been at the march. Plans have been within the works, within the components of laws and legislation, to guard own privateness from either governmental intrusion and company penetration. the necessity for such protections arose from the rapid advances in details know-how of the Nineties. however the assaults of September 11, and the responses of governments to this new point of the terrorist chance, positioned an finish to all that. not just is privateness not emphasised in laws, it's being eroded progressively, elevating major questions about the dealing with of private info, surveillance, and different invasions into the non-public lives of standard electorate.

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These practices noted by the FTC as being deficient included (a) BJ’s failure to encrypt consumer information when it was transmitted or stored on computers in its stores, (b) BJ’s creation of unnecessary risks to the information by storing it for up to 30 days, and (c) storing the information in files that could be accessed using commonly known default user IDs and passwords. The settlement required BJ’s to establish and maintain a comprehensive information security program that includes administrative, technical, and physical safeguards.

Under the GLB Act there are specific exceptions under which a financial institution may share customer information with a third party without first granting an opt-out right to the customer. For example, the financial institution must provide notice but not the right to opt out when it gives nonpublic personal information to a third-party service provider that provides services for that financial institution or 16 Խ The War on Privacy another financial institution(s) with which the financial institution has entered into a joint marketing agreement.

All indications suggest that surveillance will be a huge industry for years to come. The examples of the surveillance systems being utilized and/or contemplated in the United States are virtually endless. Individuals seeking to take any form of transportation are subject to more frequent and more intense monitoring, and it has become difficult to identify any public area that lacks one or more closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs). More recently, news of President George W. K. 17 36 Խ The War on Privacy In addition to privacy concerns, costs have also prevented the widespread use of CCTV in a public manner within the United States.

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