The Diminishment Of Personal Privacy By Theremoval Of Checks On Local Police Spying

The USA Patriot Bill once it was introduced was a heavily debated piece of legislation. The legislation has not been proposed with modifications due to changing concerns of terrorism activities and public safety. Title III of the amended bill tends to diminish personal privacy by removing the checks on the local police forces. This amendment seeks to allow local and state law to allow for the sharing of private and confidential information that does not involve potential criminal behavior. This sharing of information has stirred constitutional concerns in attempting to weigh them against public safety concerns that do not necessarily involve antiterrorism activities.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Is the sharing of sensitive information potentially affect constitutional issues?
Would the sampling of genetic information be considered to be a violation of due process?


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