would you accept if police want to have access to your online comunications?

January 19, 2010 5:14am CST
There was a project of a law in my country that had to allow te police to check the personal online comunications of the people. The reason that police emphasized was that by checking online conversation and messages they would be able to prevent some crimes. But people organized a protest and this law was not accepted. What do you think about this?
5 responses
@scififan43 (2440)
• United States
27 Feb 10
My answer to this this question is a responding no. this project you talk aobut would be unkthingable here in the us. but it could happen. the police could do so under cirtain ciristances such as a search warrent. It was great that persons orgianized a protest in reguards to this, an intrusion on privacity. the police should have vaid reason for reaing anyones mail, elecritc or otherwise.
• United States
20 Jan 10
Thank goodness the people organized a protest and got rid of this would-be law. Can you imagine the opportunities for blackmail?
@teamrose (1499)
• United States
20 Jan 10
Personally I think this is an invasion of privacy. However, I know there is a lot of internet scamming going on and I would have no problem if this was a law.
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
20 Jan 10
u dont think they are already do it?
@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
19 Jan 10
This would be totaly illegal here in the U.S. with out a warrent obtained by showing good cause and evidence of a potential crime. The 4th amendment to our consitution forbids search and seizure and this extends to one's communications. Our police cannot arbitrarily just start listening in on conversations, monitoring emails and chats, or other online communications. Glad to see your people defeated this law...that is NOT the way a free society should have to live.