What do you think of the statement that people shouldn't fear surveillance programs if they have nothing to hide? In other words, innocent people have nothing to fear, while the guilty should have no right to privacy?
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I might seem a bit 'blue-eyed and innocent, but in English-speaking countries the legal system provides a form of shelter both for the guilty and innocent , 'innocent until proven guilty'. Are you saying the US has abandoned the precept?
Yes they have, now it is innocent until we can figure out something to charge you with. In the meantime we will see if we can't twist some law to get you. If that fails we will make something up, entrap you and murder you
read up on "Ruby Ridge".
It sometimes seems that we are now living in the Post-Constitutional Era in the U.S.
If only the guilty need to worry why are our politicians so averse to having their business dealings made public?
Tut-tut! We all know our politicians are crooked, ever since toffs bought their offspring 'rotten boroughs' so they could sit in Westminster (and get off their Dad's wallets)!
The Supreme Court has held in many cases that there's no reasonable expectation of privacy in a public place. If you're in a store where anyone can see you, you're fair game.
Sounds like you've been reading 'Catch 22'.
Definition of what is wrong changes all the time.
Saying that privacy isn't an issue in a public place isn't a "claim"; it's a bona fide truth. There is no reasonable expectation of privacy in a public place. That is an accepted constitutional standard, and that's why defining "surveillance" is th
The expectation of privacy extends to public places. I have the expectation of not being stopped and searched for no valid reason. "Surveillance", here, is defined in the broadest terms because that's the way it's being applied.
That's not surveillance. That's something entirely different, and the legal standard governing it is also different. For the most part, surveillance means "watching," not acting. Still, there are a lot of different kinds of "watching."
In a public place by definition you cannot expect privacy, surveillance should be necessary, beneficial to all, the minimum needed and any data discarded as soon as possible.