Talk:Right to privacy

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Human Right[edit]

There should probably be a citation for the statement that privacy is a human right. It is not clear that citation [1] refers back to this statement. Privacy is not a right granted but he U.S. constitution, but perhaps someone can come up with the reference from a United Nations document. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:14, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Agreed. And the declaration "the inalienable human right to privacy" is the type of overly-expansive adjective usage flagged in other articles at wikipedia. Alpharigel (talk) 11:17, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

"Shouted from the rooftops"[edit]

I've removed the assertion that 'Warren and Brandeis declared that information which was previously hidden and private could now be "shouted from the rooftops."' The reference given includes no such phrase. I've searched online, thinking that they must have written in some other article, but can only find widespread repetition of the claim, and in the four separate copies of the article I've looked at online, the phrase is not present.[1] [2] [3][4] It's widely claimed in other articles online [5] that Warren and Brandeis wrote this, and even in at least one book. [6] Yet the claim seems to be entirely apocryphal. Can anyone point out who actually said this, because it doesn't seem to have been written by Warren and Brandeis. Ruby Murray (talk) 09:03, 16 August 2013 (UTC)


In the United States section, the link currently redirects to an article about rock formations. This is supposed to link to an article about legal intrusion that is protected against in the US.-- (talk) 22:50, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Global surveillance template[edit]

Please see/join the discussion about Privacy and Global surveillance at Talk:Privacy#Global surveillance. Whizz40 (talk) 17:14, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

Right to Privacy from Private Individuals/Organizations[edit]

This article is mostly about the right to privacy from government intrusion. A new section should be added concerning a right to privacy from private individuals/organizations (i.e. in matters relating to "doxing", spam, the recording of other persons without their consent, etc.). Nelson Richards (talk) 18:50, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

I agree! I might also put a cross link to relevant books and media soon. You should do this, I think it's an excellent idea.--Shibbolethink ( ) 19:01, 11 April 2015 (UTC)


The following sentence in the lead:

The violation of this human right has come under the context of other human rights violations committed by NATO-member states (i.e. the unlawful detention of enemy combatants or civilians at Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, and other black sites, and extraordinary rendition).

is not sourced and not neutral. A violation according to whom? Extraordinary rendition is alleged and subjective at best. Therefore I removed the sentence. Cheers. Grahamboat (talk) 00:33, 5 March 2017 (UTC)