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Part VII Rights, Ch.46 Privacy

Manuel José Cepeda Espinosa

From: The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law

Edited By: Michel Rosenfeld, András Sajó

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 May 2023

Is there indeed a ‘right to privacy’ in comparative constitutional law? The question has been asked in constitutional legal scholarship whether the bundle of interests protected by ‘privacy’ are manifestations of the same underlying notion, or whether they are, rather, a set of disparate and unrelated rights.1 Thus, it has been described as a polymorph, protean, and heteroclite right whose content is unpredictable2 and ‘not susceptible of exhaustive definition’.3 Privacy is not mentioned in the constitutions of countries such as the United States and Germany,...
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