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Privacy is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves, and thereby express

themselves selectively. The boundaries and content of what is considered private differ among
cultures and individuals, but share common themes. Privacy is a majorly influenced theme in the
structure of governments, countries, and people. In the times of the Revolutionary War, the
central privacy issue was freedom away from government intrusion. The Founders detested the
use of general warrants and writs of assistance. These warrants authorized officers to intrude in
peoples homes and break down the daily life of an individual. With that being said privacy is a
recurring theme in politics and human rights. Benito Juarez national hero and president of
Mexico, who for three years sought constitutional reforms to create a democratic federal republic
(Encyclopedia Britannica Inc., 2016. Web. 29 Mar. 2016.), came up with the idea that Respect
for the rights of others means peace. However we stand in an era where privacy is ours with
restrictions.
Its important we understand where we are in terms of privacy. Privacy is granted to every
single human being under the fourth amendment. Which states, 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. (December 15, 1791 U.S Congress) In other words you are protected from unreasonable
searching and seizure, therefore nobody has right into your personal life unless you offer an
exclusive door for people to see in. Or unless you are found in a situation where your privacy is
obligatorily needed to be forced away from you. This means that your privacy is not really
yours when you are under a public facility, such as a school, workplace, company, institute etc.
That is the major conflict in this topic. Why does public authority and public setting have
authority over our privacy? Its more of a where we are and what rules surround us type of case.
Law provides schools the ability to set surveillance videos, search students, and vise through
internet servers. Why? Schools have a major responsibility to keep every student and staff from
harms way. This means that when we enter our school our administration system is responsible
for every single student under the age of 18. However the challenge for school districts is to
balance students constitutional rights with the need for safety and preventing violence
http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org.