NEGATIVE DISADVANTAGE GOVERNMENT DATABASE ABUSE 192
ALL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BECOMES A TOOL OF SURVEILLANCE ACTIVITIES
SIMON DAVIES; London School of Economics, The Houston Chronicle, June 27, 1999, SECTION: OUTLOOK; Pg. 1 TITLE: Big Brother Lives // acs-VT2001
Surveillance has become a design component in all information technology. It is now viewed as a "value added" element of IT systems. Systems architects are required to design technology that will capture, analyze and present personal information.
WE SHOULD BE MOST ON GUARD AGAINST GOVERNMENT INFRINGEMENTS ON LIBERTY WHEN THEY ARE BASED ON BENEFICENT APPEALS
Richard W. Rahn, senior fellow at the Discovery, The Seattle Times September 22, 1999, SECTION: EDITORIAL; Pg. B5 TITLE: INTERNET SECURITY' PROPOSAL STRIPS AWAY LIBERTY, PRIVACY // acs-EE2001
Justice Louis D. Brandeis warned us when he wrote, "Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent . . . the greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding."
BAN ON RELEASE OF GOVERNMENT INFORMATION MAKES IT DIFFICULT FOR THE PRESS TO WATCHDOG THE GOVERNMENT
Warren Richey, Staff writer, The Christian Science Monitor, October 12, 1999, SECTION: USA; Pg. 2 TITLE: A question of who gets government data // acs-EE2001
A blanket ban on release of government information would make it much harder for news reporters to carry out their traditional watchdog role of closely monitoring police and other government activities.