Some Further Thoughts on the Usefulness of Comparativism in the Law of Employee Privacy

46 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2010

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Matthew Finkin

University of Illinois College of Law

Date Written: March 29, 2010

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Finkin, Matthew W., Some Further Thoughts on the Usefulness of Comparativism in the Law of Employee Privacy (March 29, 2010). Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1580058

Matthew W. Finkin (Contact Author)

University of Illinois College of Law ( email )

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Champaign, IL 61820
United States

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