Security is more important than privacy posted on august 5, 2011 by jaumealdabo nowadays in many countries there are a lot of cctv cameras across the city centres and transport networks.
This is a main reason why group security is more important than individual freedom when you are guaranteed safety, you can find happiness within yourself if all you have is freedom, there is no way of ensuring your safety.
This validates the idea that security is way more important than privacy we can put surveillance on people so we can know what they are doing, if they are terrorists or criminals, we can know what they are planning.
The most glaring example of how national security is more important than the privacy of an individual is september 11, 2001 the terrorist attacks that day have changed how americans see our national security and it must take precedence over anything else. The american government must ensure internal and external security at all costs sometimes it may mean the violation of some private rights and liberties should the american citizen pay this price for security what is more important safety or privacy to some degree, both safety and privacy are important (krugman 352.
It contains records of more than twenty million people on the upside, it helps the police to catch criminals especially the ones traveling in between states but on the other hand, the abuse and lack of control of the data, which is extremely private information, presents a huge threat to the personal privacy.