• Great question. The answer depends where you live and which laws apply there. Many developed countries guarantee the right to individual privacy at the constitutional level, Not the USA, though, at least not federally. But there are several federal laws which protect certain types of privacy (for example: health records via HIPAA) and there are certain state constitutions which guarantee privacy as a right (for example Montana Article 2 Subsection 10) and other states that have very complex privacy laws (for example California). From a non-legal ethical standpoint, it's also complicated, as free speech and right to privacy can sometimes clash with each other.
  • Of course privacy is a right but in a place like a prison for instance, there is very little privacy. All citizens are entitled to privacy for protection and for personal safety. Anyone who invades the privacy of others are in the wrong.

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