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Should governments do more to protect online privacy?

  • Yes but it depends on what we are talking about

    We should be protected to do what we want online but not when it comes to doing illegal things with the internet.

    I believe if you want to spend your time doing adult things online or even doing something like banking you should be safe and protected but that doesn't mean you are able to just do anything and everything on the internet.

    Remember common sense when you are online and use it.

  • Yes - too much at stake

    There is simply too much critical information at stake for the average person to lose due to cyber crime these days. The government should look into making the internet safer, as well as cracking down even harder on cyber thieves who steal information from people and subsequently ruin their lives due to loss of private info.

  • Yes

    Generally we would expect the answer to be “yes the government should always be doing something to protect me!” Agreed, but only up to a point. Do you really want ‘big brother’ to step in and help protect your personal, sensitive data? What if this meant they had access to some of it (although they may not actually go in and investigate it, they could be able to see it if they wanted or needed to).here is a strong debate on this issue on the Economist. No matter what ends up being the case, we believe that you ultimately should keep your data secure. No matter what any other 3rd party promises you, you need to protect yourself.

  • Someone Needs To Protect Our Privacy

    Yes, the government should protect our online privacy. If you've ever Googled yourself, you how much of your life is displayed on the Internet. As technology continues to advance, companies will glean more and more from our internet visits and we will never know about most of it. Someone needs to put some controls in and the government is the only entity with enough power to do it. The government already knows everything about us anyway.

  • Governments should not do more to protect online privacy.

    It is not a government's job to protect online privacy. If people decide to put personal information on the Internet, it is their own choice. Also, people should be careful what kinds of services on the Internet they use. The government should have basic regulations about the Internet, but people should take responsibility for their own actions.

  • Freedom is necesary

    , civil liberties-focused lawyer-turned-journalist Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian published a document disclosing that the NSA orders the phone records of millions of American subscribers on a regular basis, and that American telecom firms have been compelled to provide the US government with numbers dialed, dura , civil liberties-focused lawyer-turned-journalist Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian published a document disclosing that the NSA orders the phone records of millions of American subscribers on a regular basis, and that American telecom firms have been compelled to provide the US government with numbers dialed, dura

  • No. They should not!

    Our privacy should never be entrusted to the hands of our government. If the government is involved nothing will be private. I do think they should do more to punish identity thieves, and those who invade our privacy. I do not think the government has a right to regulate online privacy.


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