Legal & Policy Challenges

Freedom to privacy

The initial idea of prohibition of illegal search and seizures guaranteed by the constitution has gone by the way side in the era of electronic records.


Now days the government does not need to come into your home to invade your privacy or seize your bank account they can just do it electronically. The problem is automatic inter-agency and federal/state/local transfer of information without your knowledge. The initial idea behind this was to track terrorists, pedophiles, and organized crime but it has expanded to all citizens. The concept of "trust us we are doing this for your own good" no longer flies.


There is no longer anonymity from the government in all matters of life this needs to change or the United States will become a police state.



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Idea No. 147