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Chapman, Steve
There is a war going on between law enforcement and privacy, and privacy is losing.

Feb. 22, 2001 - from "Technology Widens Privacy War", published by Creators Syndicate Inc.
National Post, The  
There is no body of reputable peer-reviewed research that provides anything like a justification for asking ... highly personal questions on gun licence application forms. The fact that the Minister of Justice is doing so nonetheless supports the view that the gun registry is not about safety - that its only real purpose is to allow the Liberal government to posture on the side of gun control. Intrusive, spurious personal questions should be removed from the gun licence application forms, and the answers already given by two million people should be purged from government databases.

Sep. 4, 2001 - from its editorial "Justice knows what you did last summer"
Scalia, Antonin
There is nothing new in the realization that the Constitution sometimes insulates the criminality of a few in order to protect the privacy of us all.

Mar. 3, 1987 - from the Court's decision in Arizona v. Hicks, which affirmed restraints on police search and siezure practices
Schlafly, Phyllis
We should prohibit the federal government from building, or assisting the states or private corporations to build, databases of personal information on ... citizens that is none of the government's business. Only totalitarian regimes monitor the private actions of law-abiding citizens.

Dec. 8, 1999 - from "Are We Becoming A Society Of Snoops?"
Sykes, Charles J.
Privacy is like oxygen. We really appreciate it only when it is gone.

Sep. 2000 - from "Invasion of the Privacy Snatchers", published by the Hoover Institution
Anxious to protect its own secrets, the government remains jealous of the ability of citizens to keep their own. Law enforcement and intelligence agencies want to deny the rest of us the ability to encode our own communications to prevent their easy interception or reading.

Sep. 2000 - from "Invasion of the Privacy Snatchers", published by the Hoover Institution
Privacy is not an absolute; like free speech, or any other right, it must be weighed in the balance against such values as freedom of information, free trade, national security, and the publicís need to know. Indeed, there are so many competing claims that privacy can hope to survive the balancing tests only if it is well established and well understood as a basic principle. But it is neither. Its legal status is confused, at best. And among the lost arts of our age is the ability to gracefully tell another, "Itís none of your business." In part, that is because we too often forget why privacy matters.

Sep. 2000 - from "Invasion of the Privacy Snatchers", published by the Hoover Institution