Privacy Defined . . .

      In an information society, efficient collection, storage, processing and communication of information is essential. With this efficiency comes some arm-twisting details about our personal lives. Everyone has guaranteed First Amendment rights that imply our right to privacy. Yet the government seems to think that any and all of our information is for the taking in the game of life.

      What does the word privacy mean anymore? Or is it just used to make someone feel safe? There isn't any way to tell. By definition, privacy means seclusion, freedom from the intrusion of others in one's private life or affairs and secrecy. this definition comes from the Random House Webster's College Dictionary, not the government. the governement has its own agenda when it comes to the private, personal lives of the people.


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