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The Fundamental Legal Right to Privacy

Lorenzo Zucca

in Constitutional Dilemmas

Published in print July 2008 | ISBN: 9780199552184
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191709630 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552184.003.0005
 The Fundamental Legal Right to Privacy

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This chapter deals with the fundamental right to privacy; its protean nature is exposed as well as its propensity to conflict with other fundamental rights. Lacking a common core, the fundamental right to privacy is broken down into four sub-rights: informational privacy, decisional privacy, formational privacy, and physical privacy. It is argued that there is a link between the lack of a narrow definition of privacy and its aptitude to conflict. Therefore, the fundamental right to privacy is likely to conflict with other fundamental rights in several contexts, as is shown in Chapters 6 and 7.

Keywords: informational privacy; decisional privacy; liberty; private life; conflicts; fundamental legal rights

Chapter.  7817 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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