San Diego Law Review


Francis X. Pray

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Recent federal legislation accords privacy protection to individuals concerning information held and compiled by third parties. States have also recognized the need to protect a person's privacy interest in information no longer in his exclusive control or possession. This legislation, however, is aimed only at limited kinds of privacy problems. It does not represent a comprehensive solution to the modern privacy dilemma: Does an individual have a legitimate privacy claim to information held by third parties? A critical advantage in analyzing the Miller decision is derived from tracing the development of privacy rights. Such a background may be used as a reference to determine whether Miller represents an enduring and positive contribution to the law of privacy.

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