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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Right to Privacy

Anna Jonsson Cornell

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 01 August 2021

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

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

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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