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privacy

Philosophy the condition of being necessarily restricted to a single person

privacy

Where only the intended recipients can read a message.

privacy

The degree to which an individual can determine which personal information is to be shared with whom and for what purpose. Although always a concern when users pass confidential information to vendors by phone, mail or online, the Internet brought this issue to the forefront. Websites often have privacy policies that stipulate exactly what will be done with the information you enter. For more information, visit www.privacyalliance.org and www.epic.org. Contrast with confidentiality, which deals with unauthorized access to data. See right to be forgotten, vault app, privacy policy, Crypto War, CPO, EU Directive, GLBA, HIPAA and P3P.
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Firstly, every child has the right to privacy. [11] It is argued that this right extends to ensuring that children have confidentiality regarding certain aspects of research participation.
To diagnose the problem further, Smith has written The Right to Privacy (Ignatius).
Yet the WADC approved by the governments does force athletes to relinquish their right to privacy.
This is the latest case which sees the courts supporting a celebrity's so-called "right to privacy", something which has long been a topic of hot debate, warns Birmingham media law specialist Frances Anderson, of law firm Cobbetts.
Wilkes especially damned the ministry's excise tax--not simply because it was a tax but because, as Cash argues, collecting it "would legitimate forced entries and searches of houses and barns, putting into the hands of politicians the means to harass and even destroy their opponents." This, says Cash, "was Wilkes' first expression of the right to privacy that he would later champion in the courts."
Content focuses on the legal right to privacy in different jurisdictions and the growing issue of privacy in photographs and image management.
The League opposes this bill because it impedes the right to privacy of young women to obtain abortion services.
But Mr Justice Fulford found that as a public figure recently in the news Coe could not expect his right to privacy, as some of the details were in the public domain and he had an extra-marital affair.
n THERE is no automatic right to privacy in Scotland but you can still take action against your neighbour.
The court noted that it was in the best interests of the nation to have effective psychotherapy available for citizens, so they affirmed the absolute right to privacy of the communications between patient and psychotherapist in recognizing a therapist-patient privilege.
Where, many are asking, is the line between the parents' right to know and the student's right to privacy? And the dilemma is not just a moral one: Though the conundrum is not ostensibly a business issue, any school president who has suffered through the repercussions of such tragic events understands the impact such occurrences--and their inevitable press coverage--can have on applications and retention.
Lane III argues that technology in the workplace is also robbing us of our human right to privacy.