right to privacy

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Noun1.right to privacy - right to be free of unsanctioned intrusion
human right - (law) any basic right or freedom to which all human beings are entitled and in whose exercise a government may not interfere (including rights to life and liberty as well as freedom of thought and expression and equality before the law)
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We recommend that HIV-prevention researchers consider the following guidelines: (i) children should be advised during the recruitment stage of HIV-prevention trials or studies that they will have a limited right to privacy regarding their overall participation in the research if parental consent for enrolment is required; (ii) if parental consent is required, parents should be informed during the informed-consent process that, despite their consent, they will not receive direct feedback from researchers regarding many key components, because their children have legal rights to privacy for such components; (iii) standard operating procedures should be developed on the circumstances in which a child's right to privacy will be limited by mandatory reporting obligations.
Lesley Hancock Goodwick, Pembs ?EVERYONE has a right to privacy, but being a duchess shouldn't give you greater protection.
One of those legal rights of privacy is known as "intrusion upon seclusion" and protects a person's solitude, seclusion, or private affairs from intrusion, but this happens only if the intrusion is considered "highly offensive." Another legal right prevents disclosure of matters concerning a person's private life if disclosure would be considered "highly offensive." In both cases, the right to privacy is qualified by the need for the privacy invasion or disclosure to be "highly offensive."
"Eavesdropping of telephone conversations is violation of the constitutional right to privacy," she added.
The online guide "Strengthening Sexual Assault Victims' Right to Privacy" from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S.
Justice Antonin Scalia, during a conference comparing American and Jewish legal traditions, has reiterated his belief that there is no constitutional right to privacy.
Constitution protects their right to privacy. But they may be surprised to find out that no such right is in the Constitution.
One may question whether exceptions are permissible for professional athletes with regard to the right to privacy that is guaranteed in human rights treaties.
A Distributive Reductionism about the Right to Privacy, DAVID MATHESON
Answer: Although the right to privacy is not delineated in any specific law, the U.S.
"The broader fight," said Valiulis, "was what it meant by violation of a person's right of privacy--whether that meant a violation of a person's right to privacy in the sense of seclusion, which was our argument."
Wade demonstrates that on at least one issue he would happily have his sense of morality override the right to privacy, an extremely important cornerstone in the queer community's fight to gain civil rights.