Violation of Privacy

June 19, 2003

The Fourth Amendment lays out our right to privacy from government surveillance by guaranteeing that we -- and things we own -- cannot be searched or investigated without a proper warrant and probable cause. 

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Despite this constitutionally given protection, government agents frequently trample our privacy and violate the Constitution.  Here is a case study where this has occurred:  

  • Glen Morris - an activist, found out from a secret file Denver Police Department had kept on him for 16 years that someone had once plotted to kill him.

For more information on privacy violations and other issues, please visit the ACLU's Keep America Safe and Free Campaign or see the Surveillance feature.  Please become a member of the ACLU and visit the Action Center to get active.  Freedom cannot defend itself.

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