Computer Privacy and Government Security Research Paper by max

Computer Privacy and Government Security
This paper analyzes the historical context of the Patriot Act and other laws regulating government access to computer data.
# 63264 | 5,135 words | 31 sources | MLA | 2005 | US

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This paper provides a thorough history of privacy laws, following them from the American Revolution through the McCarthy Era to the modern War on Terror. Specifically, it focuses on electronic privacy to determine the validity of Patriot Act. The paper's two sections, Historical Electronic Privacy Issues and Current Computer Privacy Laws, provide a complete spectrum of the benefits and detriments of the modern privacy laws.

Paper Outline:
Historical Electronic Privacy Issues
Current Computer Privacy Issues
Works Cited

From the Paper:

"Uniform Resource Locators "point" to a specific section of information, usually a web page, at a particular machine, whereas telephone numbers reference only the machine corresponding the the number, not any particular information. Law enforcement agents can visit the URL's and recall the information that the subject viewed, but they cannot dial a telephone number and hear the suspect's discussion (Electronic Privacy Information Center). In some instances, URL's even reveal the information given by a subject."

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Computer Privacy and Government Security (2006, January 18) Retrieved March 03, 2024, from

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"Computer Privacy and Government Security" 18 January 2006. Web. 03 March. 2024. <>