Describe the relationship between the rights of the individual and the rights of the overall society

The relationship between the rights of the individual and the rights of the overall society can be defined as a tense one at best. While there are laws that protect the individual, many argue that most are based on the principal that society is more important than the individual.

Many associate individual rights with economic and political freedom and group rights go hand in hand with social control.

One argument that keeps coming up in recent news is that rights that benefit the society when it comes to national security infringe on individual rights. The view is that it is that when an individual is dangerous to society as whole, the rights of the society must take precedent over those of the individual.

The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse offers 10 tips to help you protect your privacy rights.

Speaking of rights, North Korea recently declared in a report that they have "the world's most advantageous human rights system." The 53,000-word report repeats the phrase "human rights" over 700 times. Find out more from CNN.

Updated on Friday, September 19 2014 at 03:59AM EDT
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