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Concerning Privacy and the United States

Concerning privacy, the United States:

a. provides a great deal of legislation that purports to offer some privacy protection.
b. has comprehensive legal rights to privacy.
c. allows a government agency to gathering information for one purpose and use it for another purpose.
d. provides for federal protection of privacy of information collect by non-financial institutions such as merchants.

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Concerning privacy, the United States:
a. provides a great deal of legislation that purports to offer some privacy protection.
b. has comprehensive legal rights to privacy.
c. allows a government agency to gathering information for one purpose and use it for another purpose.
d. provides for federal protection of privacy of information collect by non-financial institutions such as merchants.

Best Answer: a. provides a great deal of legislation that purports to offer some privacy protection.

Why? By a process of elimination, this appears to be the best answer. I was considering between (a) or (b). However, (b) is not accurate, because comprehensive means complete, and in United States there is limited privacy e.g., filing income tax, which normally requires the sharing of information about personal income or earnings, etc.

United States does, however, have a great deal of legislation on various privacy issues that offers some (but limited) privacy protection. Thus, (a) seems to the best answer.

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Privacy: United States of America

There is no explicit right to privacy in the U.S. Constitution. The Supreme Court has ruled that there is a limited constitutional right of privacy based on a number of provisions in the Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments. ...

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