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Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs and Philosophy


Privacy has always been one of the most precarious rights of American life because it lacks clear protections in the U.S. Constitution. The right to privacy is under attack in this moment in our history like no other previous moment. Privacy defenders are attempting to fight a two-front war, as increasing incursions are made by private industry and government law enforcement.


Shattuck, John, and Mathias Risse. "Reimagining Rights and Responsibilities in the United States: Privacy, Personal Data, and Surveillance." Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, February 26, 2021.