The right to privacy: comparative survey, Stockholm, May 1967

The purpose of the present study is to provide a basis for discussion on a legal problem related to the right to privacy.

This may be briefly described as the question of how to define and protect a person’s legitimate interest in being, as an American judge has put it, “let alone” , i.e. in defending his private sphere of life against intrusions committed by public servants or private subjects—particularly against such intrusions as do not fall, because committed in subtler ways, within the well-established definitions of torts and offenses against persons and property committed by means of physical violence—and in defending himself against the publication of facts pertaining to that sphere of life, including such elements as his name and likeness.

right to privacy-working paper-1967-eng (full text in English, PDF)

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