I had no idead we are not protected under the constitution….
No Real Right to Privacy
That’s right. The invasion of privacy is seldom actually addressed in the U.S. Constitution. The First, Third, Fourth, Fifth , Ninth and Fourteenth Amendments, most often cited as the right to privacy only account for certain privates rights.
- 1st Amendment (Privacy of Beliefs): The right to privacy of beliefs, including religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and freedom to petition the government
- 3rd Amendment (Privacy of Home): No soldier can force a home owner to allow them to live there, whether in peace or in war, unless it’s done in a manner prescribed by law
- 4th Amendment (Privacy of Person and Possessions): The right to be secure in your person, house, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures
- 5th Amendment (Privilege Against Self Incrimination): The right to remain silent and not incriminate yourself
- 9th Amendment (Broad statement of rights): The enumeration of certain rights shouldn’t be construed as denying or disparaging other rights
- 14th Amendment (Liberty Clause): No state can deprive a person of life, liberty or property without due process
Take a look at our post regarding all this privacy issues with employers & Facebook.
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