Ive been reading a bit beyond the headlines - killing the 4th amendment and such -
it seems a bit more rational than that.https://futurism.com/everything-need-know-cloud-act/
Basically it is an adaption of already existing laws to the internet age.
The worry is over how privacy doesn't exist anymore.
Anyone who thinks there could be such a thing as privacy online doesn't have the faintest clue what the internet is.
If you want to keep a thing private, maybe consider not uploading it.
This act simply allows governments to keep in the race with the rest of the world.
- Quote :
- Amendment IV
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Where does this mention the right of the people to be secure in their emails
It seems that the CLOUD Act has no bearing whatsoever on the IVth amendment.
Personally I write everything that I write online with the knowledge that it is being read by al sorts of corporations. I make use of that.
Wanting the internet to be as private as your house is like standing in the middle of Times Square and demanding that no one look at you.
The internet is a network built for the military that is given freely to the people to facilitate their lives. The notion of the right to privacy on this military machine is quite Franky ludicrous. The expectation to be private on Facebook is ludicrous as well. What, you didn't realize that this is a private company? You think something you upload on a private companies servers falls under the 4th amendment?
If you want to be private online, you'll have to go through the troubles of encrypting and deleting after reading. It's what a you would do with a compromising paper document too, even though that is
protected by the 4th.
One of the necessary qualities of Laws is that they are formulated with precision so as to be able to interpreted with precision.