The Effect of the Fourth Amendment to Terrorism and Cyber Crimes

Prior to the September 11 terrorist attack, there has been an indefinite number of cases in the United States that involved cyber crimes and terrorism.  Domestic computer hijackers responsible for economic loss have led the government to use the power of the law in counteracting the threat brought about by cyberterrorism through the use of punishment to those committing cybercrimes.  The terrorists exploitation of the Internet led to the USA Patriot Act, which states that the government holds responsibility to deter and punish terrorist acts in the United States and around the world and to enhance law enforcement investigatory tools.  The Patriot Act pushes Internet Service Providers to disclose information during investigations.  It allows Internet providers to give substantial information to the law enforcement in order to prevent threats of death or serious injury.  Groups such as the Al Qaeda, bonafide terrorists, and the other jihadists could be controlled through the Fourth Amendment.

By applying this law, cybercriminals like the Zyklon, the Mindphasr, the Shadow Knight, and the Mafiaboy are more likely to face their future in jails.  This act, therefore, justifies the proclamation that the U.S. Patriot Act of the Fourth Amendment applies constitutional principles and protection against the invasions of cybercrimes despite the attacks in terms of privacy and individual rights.  The Fourth Amendment may be an attack to liberty and privacy yet, it defies threats brought by cyberterrorism.


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