The Right to Privacy

  title={The Right to Privacy},
  author={Samuel D. Warren and Louis D. Brandeis},
  journal={Harvard Law Review},
hat the individual shall have full protection in person and in property is a principle as old as the common law; but it has been found necessary from time to time to define anew the exact nature and extent of such protection. Political, social, and economic changes entail the recognition of new rights, and the common law, in its eternal youth, grows to meet the new demands of society. Thus, in very early times, the law gave a remedy only for physical interference with life and property, for… 
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  • Rivière Code Français et Lois Usuelles, App. Code Penn. 20 n(a)