Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 June 2016

312 Pages


ISBN: 9780199315215

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Privacy Revisited

A Global Perspective on the Right to Be Left Alone

Ronald J. Krotoszynski,Jr

  • Articulates the legal meanings of privacy and dignity through the lens of comparative law
  • 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
  • Provides essential information about both the substantive and procedural protections of privacy/dignity in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and among Council of Europe member states
  • Explores the inherent tension between affording significant legal protection to the right of privacy and securing expressive freedoms, notably including the freedom of speech and of the press
  • Considers the effect of protection of privacy on underlying social and political values
  • Highlights the importance of privacy and speech rights to the maintenance of democratic self-government

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