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Right to Privacy
     

Right to Privacy

by David L. Hudson
 

More than 80 years ago, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis called the right to privacy "the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men." The right to privacy includes the ability to control one's personal information, protection from intrusive law enforcement, and freedom from the prying eyes of others. Today, however, this

Overview

More than 80 years ago, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis called the right to privacy "the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men." The right to privacy includes the ability to control one's personal information, protection from intrusive law enforcement, and freedom from the prying eyes of others. Today, however, this right is being challenged in many ways. In addition to discussing the Fourth Amendment's guarantee of protection from unreasonable searches and seizures, The Right to Privacy examines issues pertaining to the media's need to gather news, the government's power to conduct surveillance, employers' ability to monitor and control the workplace, and the ways technology has challenged this fundamental American right.

Each book in the Point/Counterpoint series offers all the statutes, legal opinions, and studies a student needs to structure a cohesive argument on a given controversial topic. Issues are presented from multiple points of view; sidebars cite laws, opinions, and court cases to aid in critical analysis; appendices help students conduct legal research; and all sources are fully documented.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604135077
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
Point/Counterpoint Series: Issues in Contemporary American Society
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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