NEGATIVE - DISADVANTAGE PRIVACY HURTS SECURITY LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIME DAMAGED 205
STOPPING CRIME IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN PROTECTING PRIVACY
PRIVACY IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS STOPPING CRIME AND CRIMINALS
Andrew J. Glass, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, April 7, 2000, SECTION: News; Pg. 17A TITLE: Web complicating privacy debate; Experts at odds on updating laws // acs-EE2001
Clifford Fishman, a law professor at Catholic University in Washington agreed, noting, "If the government is unable to protect us, our institutions and our economy from criminal activity, then many of the rights we hold so dear, including the right to privacy, may be little more than a hollow promise."
WE MUST AVOID PRIVACY CONTROLS WHICH HAMPER LAW ENFORCEMENT
Stuart A. VanMeveren USA TODAY, August 20, 1999, SECTION: NEWS; Pg. 14A TITLE: Don't hinder crime-fighting // acs-EE2001
As elected officials and as private citizens, we respect and support the individual right to privacy. But as local prosecutors, sworn to protect our fellow citizens, we strenuously oppose any attempt to burden criminal investigations and prosecutions with undue restrictions that would undermine our efforts to bring criminals to justice.
WE WILL BE GLAD TO TRADE OFF LESS PRIVACY FOR MORE SECURITY
THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC, May 16, 1999 SECTION: ARTS & IDEAS; Pg. E1 TITLE: GOODBYE, PRIVACY; IT'S DOOMED IN A WORLD AFTER FASTER, CHEAPER, SAFER STUFF // acs-EE2001
Fortunately, the same technology that is destroying privacy also makes it easier to trap stalkers, detect fraud, prosecute criminals and hold the government to account. The result could be less privacy, certainly - but also more security for the law-abiding.