The Ethical Dilemma of the USA Government Wiretapping
International Journal of Managing Information Technology (IJMIT), Vol.2, No.4, November 2010
8 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2019
Date Written: November 24, 2010
USA Government wiretapping activities is a very controversial issue. Undoubtedly this technology can assist law enforced authority to detect / identify unlawful or hostile activities; however, this task raises severe privacy concerns. In this paper, we have discussed this complex information technology issue of governmental wiretapping and how it effects both public and private liberties. Legislation has had a major impact on the uses and the stigma of wiretapping for the war on terrorism. This paper also analyzes the ethical and legal concerns inherent when discussing the benefits and concerns of wiretapping. The analysis has concluded with the effects of wiretapping laws as they relate to future government actions in their fight against terrorists.
Keywords: Wiretapping, government invasion of rights, terrorist attacks, eavesdropping, privacy, ethics
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