Your Right to Privacy

January 20, 1989

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Much attention has been focused on drug testing and polygraph testing as potential invasions of privacy. But there are far more serious—and widespread—privacy invasions taking place every day, so hidden from view that the victims may not even know that their privacy is being invaded.

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New and inexpensive eavesdropping devices, growing networks of private and government data bases and increases in government surveillance activities are making it harder for citizens to fend off prying eyes and ears.

Take the case of the Los Angeles woman who kept getting turned down in her search for an apartment. She finally discovered that as a result of a prior legal dispute with a landlord, she was on a computerized tenant blacklist.

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