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Privacy: Asking the wrong question – Raymond Wacks

Privacy and Media FreedomArticle 8 of the ECHR is the tottering mast upon which the banner of privacy now flutters. From  a legal standpoint, its scope is excruciatingly voluminous: the protection of the ‘right to respect for … private and family life, [and] … home’ plainly opens the door to an alarming range of activities. And the European Court has construed the article to include, inter alia, ‘physical and psychological integrity,’ protection of one’s environment, identity, and personal autonomy. Continue reading

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