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Privacy Revisited: A Global Perspective on the Right to Be Left Alone

Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr.


Privacy has always been, and is likely to remain, an elusive legal concept. In the United States, constitutional privacy interests encompass a wide spectrum of discrete legal interests ranging from protection against unreasonable searches and seizures to reproductive rights. Privacy is also a concept that seems deeply culturally embedded—different people, in different places, hold varying expectations about the particular autonomy interests it should protect. Thus, although autonomy, seclusion, and nondisclosure are all relevant to understanding privacy, the precise scope of these interests di ... More

Keywords: privacy, speech, comparative law, dignity, democracy, U.S., Canada, South Africa, United Kingdom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199315215
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199315215.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr., author
John S. Stone Chair, Director of Faculty Research, and Professor of Law, University of Alabama School of Law