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Ever since the birth of the internet in the late 20thcentury there have been concerns with how the Constitution would apply to this new vast network of seemingly unlimited information However it now seems that it cannot cover everything and there must be new legislation implemented The internet can pose as a threat to national security and personal privacy but at what point do these two areas overlap European countries are executing their control one by one whether it be drastic or minimal to regulate internet activity in their countries It seems the United States are next in line with the introduction of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing Protect Act CISPA in November 2011 This bill provides certain liberties to the government while also limiting personal privacy In a recent survey conducted by the GVU 72 of internet users think there should be new laws that protect rather than reduce privacy on the internet Although some sort of legislation needs to be implemented for the internet the current path the government is taking with CISPA is an invasion of the Fourth Amendment and needs to be severely restructuredThe internet arose quickly in our society and became a major outlet of information commerce and networking The world has never had anything like this something that almost replaces the need to go out in the world It allows its users to chat with acquaintances shop for things from furniture to groceries and obtain any amount of information It is a revolutionary invention and grows exponentially by the day How can something so large have such little government legislation It seems it was not until recently that Congress seemed to really attack the issue Aside from copyrights and website-owned privacy seals there is not much US government involvement in the internet Some European countries have introduced legislation but the United States has remained fairly distant Many say government intervention would violate the constitution and restrict our privacy Immanuel
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