The Conceptual Coherence of Privacy As Developed in Law

  • Judith Wagner DeCew
Part of the AMINTAPHIL: The Philosophical Foundations of Law and Justice book series (AMIN, volume 8)


I argue that there are historical, conceptual, and philosophical connections between the three interests in privacy developed in law in order to emphasize the coherence between the three types of privacy claims. This also demonstrates the broad scope of ways that our privacy may be invaded. Some may believe that technological advances have erased privacy and that we no longer have any reasonable expectation of privacy. I urge to the contrary that the connections between diverse privacy claims show there is more force to the alternative claim that it is more important than ever to protect privacy and to view it as the default for setting ethical, technological, and public policy guidelines, whenever possible.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clark UniversityWorcesterUSA

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