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== Overview  ==
 
== Overview  ==
  
The U.S. Constitution does not explicitly state the right to privacy. Rather, this right to privacy is based primarily on the interpretation of the 3rd and 4th Amendments of the [[Bill of Rights]].<ref>http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html</ref> Several Supreme Court decisions have helped to solidify the concept of privacy rights as being a basic human right.  
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The U.S. Constitution does not explicitly state the right to privacy. Rather, this right to privacy is based primarily on the interpretation of the 3rd and 4th Amendments of the [[Bill of Rights]].<ref>http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html</ref> Several Supreme Court decisions have helped to solidify the concept of privacy rights as being a basic human right.
  
Despite the lack of an explicit right to privacy in the U.S. Constitution, a few states have placed privacy protections in their individual constitutions.<ref>http://www.ncsl.org/default.aspx?tabid=13467</ref><br>  
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Despite the lack of an explicit right to privacy in the U.S. Constitution, a few states have placed privacy protections in their individual constitutions.<ref>http://www.ncsl.org/default.aspx?tabid=13467</ref><br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The right to privacy was coined from a paper written in 1890 by attorneys Samuel D. Warren and Louis D. Brandeis called "The Right to Privacy".<ref>http://www.spywarewarrior.com/uiuc/w-b.htm</ref> This paper was published in the Harvard Law Review and established privacy as the "right to be let alone".  
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The right to privacy was coined from a paper written in 1890 by attorneys Samuel D. Warren and Louis D. Brandeis called "The Right to Privacy".<ref>http://www.spywarewarrior.com/uiuc/w-b.htm</ref> This paper was published in the Harvard Law Review and established privacy as the "right to be let alone".
  
"The Right to Privacy" was written after an incident in 1883. Warren felt his and his family's privacy had been invaded when a newspaper article<ref>http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;res=9E05EFD9123BE033A25755C2A9679C94629FD7CF</ref> was published stating the details of the ceremony and listing the prestigious guests at his wedding to the daughter of Thomas F. Bayard, a U.S. Senator and former candidate for President.<ref>http://www.msulawreview.org/PDFS/2008-1/Gajda.pdf</ref>  
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"The Right to Privacy" was written after an incident in 1883. Warren felt his and his family's privacy had been invaded when a newspaper article<ref>http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;res=9E05EFD9123BE033A25755C2A9679C94629FD7CF</ref> was published stating the details of the ceremony and listing the prestigious guests at his wedding to the daughter of Thomas F. Bayard, a U.S. Senator and former candidate for President.<ref>http://www.msulawreview.org/PDFS/2008-1/Gajda.pdf</ref>
  
 
== References  ==
 
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== Related Content on FindLaw  ==
 
== Related Content on FindLaw  ==
  
*[http://employment.findlaw.com/employment/employment-employee-more-topics/employment-employee-privacy-faq.html Right to Privacy at Work FAQ]  
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*[http://employment.findlaw.com/employment/employment-employee-more-topics/employment-employee-privacy-faq.html Right to Privacy at Work FAQ]
*[http://realestate.findlaw.com/tenant/tenant-repairs/tenant-privacy.html Renters' Right to Privacy and Repairs FAQ]  
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*[http://realestate.findlaw.com/tenant/tenant-repairs/tenant-privacy.html Renters' Right to Privacy and Repairs FAQ]
*[http://blogs.findlaw.com/celebrity_justice/2009/11/privacy-rights-for-criminals-on-wikipedia.html Right to Privacy for Criminals on Wikipedia?]  
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*[http://blogs.findlaw.com/celebrity_justice/2009/11/privacy-rights-for-criminals-on-wikipedia.html Right to Privacy for Criminals on Wikipedia?]
*[http://writ.news.findlaw.com/dorf/20040804.html Is There A Constitutional Right to Sexual Privacy?: Finding None, a Federal Appeals Court Upholds Alabama's Sex Toy Prohibition]  
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*[http://writ.news.findlaw.com/dorf/20040804.html Is There A Constitutional Right to Sexual Privacy?: Finding None, a Federal Appeals Court Upholds Alabama's Sex Toy Prohibition]
*[http://writ.news.findlaw.com/colb/20060208.html Should Sexually Active Minors Have a Right to Privacy? A Kansas Case Reveals the Dark Side of Mandatory Reporting]  
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*[http://writ.news.findlaw.com/colb/20060208.html Should Sexually Active Minors Have a Right to Privacy? A Kansas Case Reveals the Dark Side of Mandatory Reporting]
 
*[http://writ.news.findlaw.com/lazarus/20011016.html Judicial Privacy Versus the Right to a Fair Trial: The Case of the Marijuana-Smoking Judge and the Capital Defendant]
 
*[http://writ.news.findlaw.com/lazarus/20011016.html Judicial Privacy Versus the Right to a Fair Trial: The Case of the Marijuana-Smoking Judge and the Capital Defendant]
  
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== See Also  ==
 
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*[[Privacy]]  
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*[[U.S. Privacy Law]]  
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*[[U.S. Privacy Law]]
*[[International Privacy Law]]  
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*[[International Privacy Law]]
*[[EU Privacy Law]]  
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*[[EU Privacy Law]]
*[[Europe Privacy Law]]  
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*[[Europe Privacy Law]]
*[[Canada Privacy Law]]  
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*[[Canada Privacy Law]]
*[[Asia-Pacific Privacy Law]]  
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*[[Asia-Pacific Privacy Law]]
*[[Australia Privacy Law]]  
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*[[Australia Privacy Law]]
*[[Latin America Privacy Law]]  
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*[[Latin America Privacy Law]]
*[[Africa Privacy Law]]  
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*[[Africa Privacy Law]]
 
*[[Middle East Privacy Law]]
 
*[[Middle East Privacy Law]]
  
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Revision as of 15:22, 23 June 2010

The right to be free of unsanctioned intrusion.

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Overview

The U.S. Constitution does not explicitly state the right to privacy. Rather, this right to privacy is based primarily on the interpretation of the 3rd and 4th Amendments of the Bill of Rights.[1] Several Supreme Court decisions have helped to solidify the concept of privacy rights as being a basic human right.

Despite the lack of an explicit right to privacy in the U.S. Constitution, a few states have placed privacy protections in their individual constitutions.[2]

History

The right to privacy was coined from a paper written in 1890 by attorneys Samuel D. Warren and Louis D. Brandeis called "The Right to Privacy".[3] This paper was published in the Harvard Law Review and established privacy as the "right to be let alone".

"The Right to Privacy" was written after an incident in 1883. Warren felt his and his family's privacy had been invaded when a newspaper article[4] was published stating the details of the ceremony and listing the prestigious guests at his wedding to the daughter of Thomas F. Bayard, a U.S. Senator and former candidate for President.[5]

References

  1. http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html
  2. http://www.ncsl.org/default.aspx?tabid=13467
  3. http://www.spywarewarrior.com/uiuc/w-b.htm
  4. http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;res=9E05EFD9123BE033A25755C2A9679C94629FD7CF
  5. http://www.msulawreview.org/PDFS/2008-1/Gajda.pdf

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