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Program Number: 19750117
Title: Dossiers and Databanks: Right to Privacy
Program Date: Jan 17, 1975
Location: California
Duration: -
Summary: Neier discusses personal privacy and the assault on it by government and
industry, focusing on dossiers and who has access to them. For example,
psychological files on children are readily available to juvenile courts
and employers. Juvenile courts are supposed to operate under
confidentiality, but juvenile judges often do not respect confidentiality.
Juvenile arrest records often get shipped off to the FBI, and from there
the FBI disseminates files almost indiscriminately to employers, and
particularly to various licensing services. This is a huge breach of
personal privacy. Neier goes on to list several ways in which the
government has taken away or attempted to take away various privacy rights.
This must be put to a stop, and Neier suggests that the president must be
the person to drive this movement.
Speaker(s): Neier, Aryeh, 1937- - Executive director, American Civil Liberties Union
Sample Audio: -
Subject Heading(s): Privacy, Right of -- United States.
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Last update: Oct 7, 2013