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Individual and Group Privacy

1st Edition

By Edward J. Bloustein, Nathaniel J. Pallone


194 pages

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pub: 2002-10-31
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In exploring a series of problems associated with privacy and the First Amendment, Bloustein defines individual and group privacy, distinguishing them from each other and related concepts. He also identifies the public interest in individual privacy as individual integrity or liberty, and that of group privacy as the integrity of social structure. The legal protection afforded each of these forms of privacy is illustrated at length, as is the clash between them and the constitutional guarantees of the First Amendment and the citizen's general right to know. In his final essay, Bloustein insists that the concept of group privacy is essential to a properly functioning social structure, and warns that it would be disastrous if this principle were neglected as part of an overreaction to the misuse of group confidences that characterized the Nixon era.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Constitutional
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General