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

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Arwen Mullikin

Independent

Shawon S. M. Rahman

University of Hawaii - Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Date Written: November 24, 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Mullikin, Arwen and Rahman, Shawon S. M., The Ethical Dilemma of the USA Government Wiretapping (November 24, 2010). International Journal of Managing Information Technology (IJMIT), Vol.2, No.4, November 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3393479

Shawon S. M. Rahman

University of Hawaii - Department of Computer Science & Engineering ( email )

200 W. Kāwili St
Hilo, HI 96720-4091
United States

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