Some Further Thoughts on the Usefulness of Comparativism in the Law of Employee Privacy
46 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2010
Date Written: March 29, 2010
This contributes to the debate on whether the United States can look to the law in Europe, especially in Germany, in developing the law of employee privacy. It contends that neither our values nor our legal principles are incommensurable with Europe's: that we draw from a common Enlightenment wellspring in our understanding of human rights, including the right to privacy. It argues that the U.S. law has grown more slowly and in a more piecemeal fashion but in a direction that is bringing the United States closer to Europe.
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