Information Privacy and the Law within these United States
Joe Bambara, Attorney at Law, UCNY
To begin with, the right to privacy is not explicitly stated anywhere in the Bill of Rights. The idea of a right to privacy was first addressed within a legal context in the United States. Curiously not unlike today’s world, in 1884 advances in technology called for changes in the law. The invention of the Eastman Kodak “Brownie” a handheld camera made it possible to take candid snapshots in public places. Attorney’s Samuel D. Warren and future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis feared this new technology would be used by the "sensationalistic press".
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