Privacy and the Limits of Law

  title={Privacy and the Limits of Law},
  author={Ruth E. Gavison},
  journal={Yale Law Journal},
A path-breaking analysis of the concept of privacy as a question of access to the individual and to information about him. An account of the reasons why privacy is valuable, and why it has the coherence that justified maintaining it as both a theoretical concept and an ideal. Finally, the paper looks into the move from identifying the grounds of the value of privacy to the different question of whether and to what extent privacy should be protected by laws. While privacy is a useful concept in… 
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  • B. Stahl
  • Computer Science, Sociology
    IEEE Technology and Society Magazine
  • 2007
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