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this article needs some serious updating! canadian privacy laws have been found in jones v. tsige. international laws and commentary on privacy law from the human rights committee have become quite extensive in the last few years/since snowden. i don't know how to put that tag on the page, but this needs some real help. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 00:41, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
This is not correct. Samuel Warren, (who coauthored the Harvard Law review article with Brandeis) and Earl Warren are not one and the same and Sam was never a Supreme Court Justice. I doubt Earl Warren was even born in 1890. Someone should correct this:
"United States Main article: Privacy laws of the United States
The idea of a right to privacy originated in America. Two Supreme Court judges, Justice Warren and Justice Brandeis published and article called 'Right to Privacy' in the Harvard Law Review in (1890) arguing that the constitution and the common law allowed for the deduction of general "right to privacy". Their project was never entirely successful and the renowned tort expert Dean Prosser argued that "privacy" was composed of four separate torts, the only unifying element of which was a (vague) "right to be left alone." These elements were..."
So far the article just seems to deal with information privacy law. It should be expanded to cover laws governing physical privacy as well, or if they are called something else in law, indicate where such can be found.
"The right to be let alone," etc. Zodon (talk) 22:53, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
"At present day, the majority sentiment felt in the United States is that privacy rights no longer really exist. Present day laws clearly permit the government to invade anyone's privacy anytime they feel like it, and there is really not much anyone can do about it."