right to privacy

right to privacy
right to privacy: right of privacy

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

right to privacy
1) The right not to have one's personal matters disclosed or publicized; the right to be left alone.
2) The right against undue government intrusion into fundamental personal issues and decisions. Although the U.S. Constitution does not explicitly state that there is a right to privacy, Supreme Court decisions have found an implicit constitutional right to privacy in striking down laws that criminalize sodomy, the use of contraceptives, and abortion.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

right to privacy
   the possible right to be let alone, in absence of some "reasonable" public interest in a person's activities, like those of celebrities or participants in newsworthy events. Invasion of the right to privacy can be the basis for a lawsuit for damages against the person or entity (such as a magazine or television show) violating the right. However, the right to privacy does not extend to prohibiting someone from taking another person's picture on the street.
   See also: invasion of privacy, privacy

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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