Penn State International Law Review

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The traditional description of the right to privacy is "the right to be let alone." A precise or logical formula of the right is difficult to find. However the following alternative definitions are instructive when considering the question of privacy in the area of bank secrecy: (a) First, freedom from intrusion upon oneself, one's home, family and relationships. Secondly, privacy of information: the right to determine for oneself how and to what extent information about oneself is communicated to others. (b) The right of the individual to be protected against intrusion into his personal life or affairs, or those of his family, by direct physical means or by publication of information.

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