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Recommendations for New Policies On Social Media Use in Government Surveillance: A
Case Study of National Security Agency Surveillance
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Recommendations for New Policies On Social Media Use in Government Surveillance: A
Case Study of National Security Agency Surveillance
Social media sites are essential for communication and social interaction. However, even
though civilians use social media sites for good purposes, some individuals engage in criminal
activities. Some use these sites to plan and coordinate civil disorder, plan robbery and recruit
new members into gangs and terror groups. These activities often pose a significant threat to
safety. Hence, the government must always intervene to maintain order. However, while the
government claims it uses surveillance to improve security and safety, the question of privacy
often arises. This is because the government has always been accused of illegal surveillance. In
particular, the national security agency (NSA) has been accused in many instances of
intercepting internet communications and phone calls since 2001. Together with a story by USA
Today published in May 2006 and the statements of many Congress members, these reports
confirmed that the NSA also receives copies of communication and telephone records of citizens.
This case indicates a violation of privacy policies (Gasher et al., 2020). Based on the illegal
surveillance activities noted in this case, there is a need for new privacy policies on social.
Considering that citizen privacy and safety are essential in this case, this proposal
suggests that law enforcement agencies develop and disseminate a new, privacy-oriented social
media policy. The policy must declare how law enforcement obtains and uses the information
obtained. The policy must also outline different degrees of engagement with subjects as social
media sites are being accessed. Lastly, the policy must declare authorization requirements
associated with all levels of engagement. These policies can increase the safety and privacy of

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1 Recommendations for New Policies On Social Media Use in Government Surveillance: A Case Study of National Security Agency Surveillance Student’s Name Institution Course Instructor’s Name Date 2 Recommendations for New Policies On Social Media Use in Government Surveillance: A Case Study of National Security Agency Surveillance Social media sites are essential for communication and social interaction. However, even though civilians use social media sites for good purposes, some individuals engage in criminal activities. Some use these sites to plan and coordinate civil disorder, plan robbery and recruit new members into gangs and terror groups. These activities often pose a significant threat to safety. Hence, the government must always intervene to maintain order. However, while the government claims it uses surveillance to improve security and safety, the question of privacy often arises. This is because the government has always been accused of illegal surveillance. In particular, the national security agency (NSA) has been accused in many instances of intercepting internet communications and phone calls since 2001. Together with a story by USA Today published in May 2 ...
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