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Privacy Revisited : A Global Perspective on the Right to Be Left Alone (Hardcover) (Jr. Ronald J.
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Changes in the accessibility of personal information have highlighted the ambiguous treatment of privacy and personal intimacy, and the notion of "privacy" or "dignity" is vouchsafed and defined depending on the jurisdiction and the comparative human rights theories at work. In some respects, "privacy" implies the right to illicit behavior, whereas "dignity" suggests the obligation of society to establish a minimum level of respect for certain fundamental personal choices.Privacy Revisited articulates the legal meanings of privacy and dignity through the lens of comparative law, and argues that the concept of privacy requires a more systematic approach if it is to be useful in framing and protecting certain fundamental autonomy interests. The book begins by providing essential information about both the substantive and procedural protections of privacy and dignity in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and among Council of Europe member states. It goes on to explore the inherent tension between affording significant legal protection to the right of privacy (or human dignity) and securing expressive freedoms, notably freedom of speech and of the press. The author then considers how the protection of privacy helps to illuminate some of the underlying social and political values that lead the U.S. to fail to protect privacy as reliably or as comprehensively as other liberal democracies. Finally, the book establishes that although privacy and speech come into conflict with some regularity, it is necessary to address the important ways in which both rights are integral to the maintenance of democratic self-government.
Number of Pages: 292
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: Comparative, Constitutional, Privacy
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Jr. Ronald J. Krotoszynski
Street Date: May 16, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-9924
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