The Purpose of this thesis is to bring about the awareness of the importance of privacy in our lives. Privacy is an essential element of a free society without which individuals would lose the ability to interact with one another in private. With the advancement in police surveillance technology there is a clash between an individuals right to keep a secret and the State’s power to penetrate that secret. State of the art technologies such as the financial crimes enforcement network, wearable computing and surveillance cameras are some of the latest devices invading privacy. These technological advances have become so deep rooted that some of the privacy invasion predicted for the future are alarming. In order to curb privacy invasions we require stricter laws regulating the government’s power to interfere with our privacy rights. The shape of our future depends on how we deal with the present issues.

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