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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Right to Privacy

Anna Jonsson Cornell

Subject(s):
Right to privacy — Economic, social, and cultural rights — Fundamental rights

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1. Since there is no theoretical or legal universally applicable umbrella concept of the right to privacy it is important how we structure our thinking around this particular right. There is no scholarly consensus on whether it is possible or even desirable to define a universal right to privacy. National differences as regards legal traditions together with political and cultural pluralism make such an endeavour difficult. Nevertheless, Krotoszynski makes a compelling argument for the construction of a global understanding of privacy from the bottom up (2016). 2....
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