THE ORIGINS OF PRIVACY AND FREEDOM OF PRESS COLLISION: PRECEDENTIAL, OR CIVILIZATIONAL? DENIS V. LECLERC, WETMORE V. SCOVELL & SMITH V. HIGGINS ET AL.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31435/rsglobal_sr/01062018/5643

Anatoliy A. Lytvynenko

Ukraine, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Department of International Law, PhD student

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Abstract.

The given article represents a custom view on the collision between two fundamental human rights – the freedom of epxression and right to privacy. Such is reconcilled by means of adopting general rules in cases with similar circumstances both in common law jurisdictions and international courts. However, the matter of the origin of the abovesaid clash has never been clearly determined mainly owing to the fact that the right to privacy has got a relatively recent recognition although privacy issues have been discussed in dozens, if not hundreds of cases occuring some decades priorly to its official launch. Therefore, there is a necessity to determine whether its encounter has a precedential, or more plainly, a civilizational aetiology. Upon the view expressed in the paper, such is precedential.

Keywords: right to privacy, origins of right to privacy, breach of confidence, freedom of press, United States common law, international case law

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