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Intimacy‐Based Privacy: The Answer to Legal Privacy Debates

Julie C. Inness

in Privacy, Intimacy, and Isolation

Published in print June 1996 | ISBN: 9780195104608
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199868247 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195104609.003.0008
Intimacy‐Based Privacy: The Answer to Legal Privacy Debates

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Since the legal evolution of privacy in the work of such diverse individuals as Samuel Warren, Louis Brandeis, and Estelle Griswold, the contentious realm of tort and constitution privacy law has continued to grow. Despite, or perhaps because of, the rapid growth of privacy law, the right to privacy has been, and continues to be, widely criticized by thinkers such as Hyman Gross and William Prosser. According to my account, intimacy is the feature that links together much tort and constitutional privacy law.

Keywords: Louis Brandeis; constitutional privacy law; Estelle Griswold; Hyman Gross; William Prosser; tort privacy law; Samuel Warren

Chapter.  9253 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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