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Technology advances rapidly, and it is common today to hear discussions on how technology is changing society, relationships, politics, and, in this context, the law. The balance between security and privacy is one of the fronts of this battle involving technology and the law, as seen played out in the following maxim:

That the individual shall have full protection in person and in property is a principle as old as the common law; but it has been found necessary from time to time to define anew the exact nature and extent of such protection. Political, social, and economic changes entail the recognition of new rights, and the common law, in its eternal youth, grows to meet the demands of society. (Warren & Brandeis, 1890)

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