The Right to Privacy

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 29, 2010 - Political Science - 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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THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Human-interest stories of privacy invaded, plus a smattering of legal concepts for the uninitiated. Alderman and Kennedy (In Our Defense, 1991) reprise their bestselling formula to explore that most ... Read full review

Contents

PRIWACY W LAW enforce MENT
3
Interdiction Cases
31
The Contraception
55
The Frozen Embryos Case
71
The Forced Cesarean Case
95
The RighttoDie Cases
127
The Other Constitutional
140
privacy W T H E pRESS
154
NBC The Case of the Televised Death
176
PRIVACY w The WOYEUR
227
Psychological
277
Lifestyle Monitoring 2 94
310
PRIVACY AND in ForMAtion 32 I
335
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