SEC575 Information Security Law and Ethics
Week 4 Discussion
DQ1 CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND BUSINESS
We tend to think of constitutional rights in terms of individuals--our rights to free speech, to worship or not worship as we see fit, our rights to be secure in our homes from unreasonable governmental intrusion and our rights as criminal defendants to a jury trial, to a competent attorney and the right against self-incrimination.
But a lot of these rights have relevance to business. And other rights such as the power of the federal government under the Commerce Clause and the right of governments to seize our property under eminent domain are critical to how businesses can profitably operate.
So let's jump into what should be a fascinating discussion
DQ2 INVASIONS OF PRIVACY IN CYBERSPACE
Americans have a high regard for privacy. This regard is codified in the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable search and seizure.
Is the Electronic Communication Privacy Act of 1986 sufficient to guarantee our rights to privacy in Internet and other electronic communications? Or, in the aftermath of 9/11 and the war on terror, should we reasonably expect government inroads into privacy and the use of snooping tools such as Carnivore?