[lug] Privacy

Peter Hutnick peter at fpcc.net
Mon Feb 11 09:41:39 MST 2002

On Sunday 10 February 2002 11:20 pm, Rob Riggs wrote:
> Universal Declaration of Human Rights; Article 12.
> http://www.un.org/Overview/rights.html. Amazing that so many Americans
> are unfamiliar with its tenets.
> As a member of the UN, the US is responsible for upholding these rights.
> http://www.aclu.org/students/slprivacy.html -- validates the comments
> regarding the 4th amendment and the right to privacy.
> Also note that the U.S. consititution is only there to control the
> interaction between the government and the people. It does not restrict
> actions between individuals. There is no such limit on the UDHR. These
> are "universal" rights.

A declaration is not a law, and the UN is not a US legislative body.

That's the nicest thing I have to say on the subject . . .


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