Prosser’s Privacy and the German Right of Personality: Are Four Privacy Torts Better than One Unitary Concept?

12 Feb 2011 03:08pm Paul M. Schwartz, Karl-Nikolaus Peifer 

At the fiftieth anniversary of Prosser‘s Privacy, this Article takes a comparative approach in assessing his accomplishments. Germany‘s legal system offers a fitting point of comparison because of its well-developed privacy law as well as its rich media landscape with similar kinds of invasions of privacy. Moreover, the United States and Germany share a Western cultural focus regarding the importance of the individual and the significance of permitting each person to use self-determination in forming her life.

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