Threats to Civil Liberties Post-9/11
"The government has no right to pick through your private information just because that's technologically possible," says American Civil Liberties Union policy counsel and former FBI agent Mike German. "The laws are now so lax that they can." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HruJVj2-5mU
Reason TV sat down with Mike German to discuss the changes in data collection policies since 9/11 that makes every Americans private data susceptible to government snooping.
As we learned during the "Patriot" Act hearing Bruce Fein testified at on behalf of the Campaign for Liberty, many members of Congress do not believe the 4th Amendment protects personal information stored by third parties.
The problem is, nearly all of your personal information these days is held by third parties, whether it be your email, your Google searches, or storing data on "The Cloud," it's impossible for Americans to be "secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects" as the 4th Amendment guarantees in this high tech, modern age we live in.