Is privacy a “human right”? Why or why not?

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Is privacy a “human right”? Why or why not?

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  1. Privacy is not an absolute right. It is a qualified right. There exist a small number of very special occasions when limitations to the right to privacy may be introduced subject to a number of special measures which are normally best spelt out under international law as well as necessarily having a clear legal basis in domestic law. Some of these will be explored below in the context of security. The way that the right to privacy is qualified needs to be spelt out in great detail in a given context. If limitations to the right to privacy are not adequately defined the gaps in privacy protection will increase.

  2. Yes, it is a human right because we should be given a choice whether if we want to share our details or not. At times sharing our private details could be hazardous as well.

  3. Yes, I think that it is indeed a human right as privacy has moral value because it shields us in all three contexts by providing certain freedom and independence