The Right to Privacy (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 29, 2010 - Law - 432 pages
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Can the police strip-search a woman who has been arrested for a minor traffic violation? Can a magazine publish an embarrassing photo of you without your permission? Does your boss have the right to read your email? Can a company monitor its employees' off-the-job lifestyles--and fire those who drink, smoke, or live with a partner of the same sex? Although the word privacy does not appear in the Constitution, most of us believe that we have an inalienable right to be left alone. Yet in arenas that range from the battlefield of abortion to the information highway, privacy is under siege. In this eye-opening and sometimes hair-raising book, Alderman and Kennedy survey hundreds of recent cases in which ordinary citizens have come up against the intrusions of government, businesses, the news media, and their own neighbors. At once shocking and instructive, up-to-date and rich in historical perspective, The Right to Private is an invaluable guide to one of the most charged issues of our time.



"Anyone hoping to understand the sometimes precarious state of privacy in modern America should start by reading this book."--Washington Post Book World


"Skillfully weaves together unfamiliar, dramatic case histories...a book with impressive breadth."--Time


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User Review  - Dave Peticolas - Goodreads

A history of the court cases which have shaped our right to privacy. A good and sometimes scary read. Read full review

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User Review  - Erika - Goodreads

I've started reading this book twice. If I don't make it through it this time, I'm giving up. Read full review

Contents

The Contraception
55
The Frozen Embryos Case
71
The Forced Cesarean Case
95
The RighttoDie Cases 12 7
140
The Case of the Televised Death
176
The Case of the Swimming
191
The Sex Tape Case
227
The Peephole Cases 149
249
Psychological
277
Lifestyle Monitoring 794
310
Afterward to the Vintage Edition
335
Notes
343
Bibliography
399
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About the author (2010)

CAROLINE KENNEDY is the editor of several "New York Times" bestsellers. She serves as the vice chair of the Fund for Public Schools in New York City and president of the John F. Kennedy Foundation.

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