The University of Maine at Augusta will mark Constitution Day with a public forum about privacy rights, including a historical perspective and the effects of advancing technology.

The forum, “The Fourth Amendment and Your Right to Privacy: Endangered Species?” is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday in the Randall Student Center fireside lounge.

The topics will include the status of the Fourth Amendment in Maine and the United States, a historical perspective on the negation of privacy rights and the effects of advances on technology on rights. The Fourth Amendment provides for people to be safe in their homes, guarding against illegal search and seizure and other privacy violations.

The speakers at the forum will be Shenna Bellows, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine; Robert Bernheim, a UMA history professor and human rights scholar; and Joseph Szakas, UMA’s provost and a professor of computer information systems.

The forum is free and open to the public.

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