In this globalera, many people use electronic devices to store their public and private data.
The devices which use usually to do save data are smartphone and computer. Whensaving their data, some people use security code to keep the privacy of theirdata, so that it could not be access by other people. Although the usage ofsecurity code is efficient, some Government Agencies are trying to accesspeople secured devices. This happen is because of a tragedy which was happenfor few years. Government’s action on accessing a secured device can beagreeable for some point of view, such reasons are preventing an incident,helping further investigation and other reasons which is trying to protect thecountry from any kind of catastrophe.
First reason why the government allowto have access to secured device is to prevent any incident which could createdangerous situation to the country. Although it is one of the reason, manypeople disagree to this government action. But lately, there are manyincidents, such as terrorism, which is occurred in big cities that could harmthe people, it happened because of the lack information which is needed to preventthe incident. If government had the access, they could review and check anykind of threat information then find the source of information. By accessingsecured threat files, government could anticipate any kind of activity whichcould affect the national security and they also could save their citizen fromany kind of dangerous situation.
Although many people do not agree with theprocess to unlock people security data, the government is trying to make theactivity in a small investigation area, so they will only check and access datafrom certain person who is assumed to be a threat to the country. This kind ofsituation is already happened in real life, when government of Indonesia istrying to access a social media called Telegram, government stated that in theapplication, there were many kind of communications which consist ofthreatening message and terrorism act. But because of the company itself didnot grant the government access to the application, a terrorism act washappened and cause mass panic among the citizen. If only government could getthe access and open it quickly, the tragedy could be prevented and people couldbe save from the dangerous situation which harm their life. From this incident,people should understand and agree to the idea about government accessing asecured data and message to prevent any activity which could danger nationalsecurity and people’s life and also by doing that, government could preparethemselves in defending the nation. Second reason about governmentaccessing secured data is an agreeable topic, is because by accessing thesecured data for example secured files from terrorist, the government could dodeeper search and investigation on any type of terror activity and it would bean evidence of crime which has been done by someone and it terrorize manypeople. The investigation from accessing private data of the suspect would bebetter way to solve a terror activity, from the file, government agency couldfind out what is the main object of suspect of terror action and see the truthbehind the incident more vivid.
From a clear evidence, the investigation couldbe conduct more effective and will help to avoid the next incident to be happen.However, many technology companies who create devices that help people savingtheir data with security code are denying in giving help and disagree with theidea of government accessing their customer private device, although they knowthat the user is a terrorist. Their only reason is to maintain their customerprivacy from other party. But if only they granted government’s request, theycould help in the investigation process without have to open all theircustomer’s file, just access the specific file which needed by government’sagency. This type of case is happened between a Computer Company named Appleand United States government’s agency, FBI. Quoted from CNBC news, FBI andApple are against each other because of FBI asked Apple to allow them accessinga terrorist smartphone, but Apple refused to do what is ask, so FBI take thecase to the court. But before the case is decided by the court, FBI alreadyaccessed the suspect’s device using help from third party, which lead to Appletrying to know who is the third party, but FBI kept the party’s information.
Fromthe case, it is understandable that it is better for a company to grant accessfrom a secured file for further investigation, it will help to save their othercustomer’s private data and the agency would not bring it to the court. If asecurity access is passed to government it could be perfectly a save move to bedone because the security encryption is in the right hand and the governmentonly use those access for national purposes. And the government mostly accesssecure data of specific subject, and it help them to receive information aboutit. Third reason why people mayshould accept government activity in accessing a secure file is to keep thepublic safety, defending the life of their people and keeping the truth amongits citizen and their trust.
The government would be really good in giving thetruth to their citizen, because with accessing a file which is could be apropaganda words, government could check the words and clarify it to thepeople, then people will ignore it or try to avoid that kind of file. Besidesthat, there are no secret between government and people, because they will trustto each other which the government hold and maintain data while the citizen hasa good social data or life and receive the truth. In conclusion, the policy whichgovernment could access a secured file is could be an agreeable subject becauseit is for preventing a national threat that could harm the citizen, helping forfurther investigation and finding evidence of any kind of incident, alsodefending, keeping and sharing truth about a file to the people so it couldmaintain their trust to each other and eventually lead to a better life in the country.