Appeals Court Judge: ‘Privacy is Overvalued’

Freedom-loving Americans and those supporting the Constitution value the Fourth Amendment. There is not one individual on either the left or the right who would publicly publish for all the world to see any information, communication, interaction, or images they consider to be their private property or anything that would violate their own privacy. Regardless of who you are, you value privacy. However, Judge Richard Posner of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit believes privacy is “over-rated.”

Posner told a conference on privacy and cybercrime in Washington, DC, “I think privacy is actually overvalued.”

“If the NSA wants to vacuum all the trillions of bits of information that are crawling through the electronic worldwide networks, I think that’s fine.”

According to Posner, “privacy interests should have very little weight” when it comes to the country’s national security since “the world is in an extremely turbulent state” and “very dangerous.”

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