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Imagining New Legalities – Privacy and Its Possibilities in the 21st Century - Stanford Scholarship Online
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Imagining New Legalities: Privacy and Its Possibilities in the 21st Century

Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Merrill Umphrey


This book reminds us that examining the right to privacy and the public/private distinction is an important way of mapping the forms and limits of power that can legitimately be exercised by collective bodies over individuals and by governments over their citizens. This book does not seek to provide a comprehensive overview of threats to privacy and rejoinders to them. Instead it considers several different conceptions of privacy and provides examples of legal inventiveness in confronting some contemporary challenges to the public/private distinction. It provides a context for that considerati ... More

Keywords: privacy, digital age, intimacy, intimate relations, criminal procedure, Fourth Amendment, information

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780804777049
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804777049.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Austin Sarat, editor

Lawrence Douglas, editor

Martha Merrill Umphrey, editor

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