The Right of Privacy and Freedom of the Press, 14 HARV. CIV. RIGHTS-CIV. LIB. L. REV. 329 (1979)
As an independent concept the right of privacy is a relative latecomer
to the system of individual rights. It made its first appearance
in American law as a tort, a civil suit for damages or an injunction to
protect against an unwarranted invasion by others of the vague "right
to be let alone."
Date of Authorship for this Version
Emerson, Thomas I., "The Right of Privacy and Freedom of the Press" (1979). Faculty Scholarship Series. 2776.