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Border Security Technology and Privacy Rights
Ryan S. Gossal (author)
My essay discusses the issues of border security technology and how these technologies infringe on citizens’ privacy rights. Throughout my presentation I will further elaborate on what types of technologies the border services use that threaten privacy rights. The first technology that I will talk about is the global identification card, the passport. The passport has been extracting more information from citizens’ over the years. This has become an increasing concern amongst citizens’ as their personal information is being viewed by border agencies. The second technology that I will address is the technology of surveillance. In the topic of surveillance I will elaborate on three types of surveillances which are surveillance cameras, listening devices, and full body scanners. These types of surveillance crosses the boundaries of citizens’ privacy. The third technology that I will propose during my presentation is the technology of the border officers. The border officers act like a technology because they can prohibit people from coming in and out of a country and can also use their authority to detain citizens at borders for prolonged periods. The underlying message from my essay is to shed light on how these technologies have stolen citizens’ personal information for their own purposes and how they have gone too far with extracting our information.
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Social and Behavioral Sciences