Privacy Act Of 1974

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acyIs there such a thing as the right to privacy? Even though the right to privacy is not clearly stated in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights, it is implied in many of the basic frameworks of some of the original amendments. This issue is rapidly increasing due to the growth and interest in the lives of celebrities and other public figures. With advancements in technology always on the move, the need for a privacy law is becoming more relevant. “The Privacy Act of 1974 provides for disclosure of, and personal access to, all federal records containing personal information, regulates their transfer to others, and allows for legal remedies in cases of their misuse under the law. The Right to Financial Privacy Act (1978) limits federal…show more content…
Americans feel the government is peering into their everyday lives. In fact, many Americans seem more than willing to trade a measure of privacy for increased security, or for the ability to participate more fully in the credit-card society, or simply for the convenience of being able to do things like conduct their business via the Internet. Privacy can be defined as the state of being free from intrusion or disturbance in one's private life or affairs ( The theory behind privacy is everybody is entitled to it. What if a man was stopped at airport security because he exceeded the amount of liquids he could bring on a plane? A search of his bag reveals that the liquid in question is his genital warts medicine. Can the man sue the airport for invasion of privacy? The question has been asked over and over with no…show more content…
Ethical issues such as naming rape victims are at the discretion of the publisher. People who are raped fear their name will be mentioned on the news and thus fail to report the crime. This is why most newspapers and news stations do not name rape victims. “Someone who is sexually assaulted becomes the victim three times: initially during the actual assault, second during the interrogation, and lastly when their name is published by the press. Society often judges rape victims to be as guilty as the rapist” (Pember 280). The last area of privacy law is false light. It is illegal to publicize material that places an individual in a false light if the false light in which the individual was placed would be offensive to a reasonable person and the publisher of the material was at fault when the publication was made (Pember 291). False light law is rapidly losing recognition among the courts. False light occurs when a false statement is published about an individual that causes them to feel

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