expectation of privacy
: a belief in the existence of freedom from unwanted especially governmental intrusion in some thing or place — compare zone of privacy
Additional Notes on expectation of privacy
In order to successfully challenge a search or seizure as a violation of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a plaintiff must show that he or she had manifested a subjective expectation of privacy in the area of the search or the object seized and that the expectation is one that society is willing to recognize as reasonable or legitimate.
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