Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Reasonable Expectation of Privacy [Legal Terms]

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A reasonable expectation of privacy has two components to it: a subjective and an objective


Someone could have a subjective expectation of privacy that when they throw something

away, someone else will not go into their garbage can and look at the contents of your


But is that one that society is willing to accept as reasonable?

There's actually a Supreme Court case on this and it's established that it's not objectively

reasonable to have an expectation of privacy in the contents of your garbage because that's

something you discard and voluntarily throw out into the public.

That is what reasonableness meansis whether society is willing to recognize that interest

in privacy.

The Description of Reasonable Expectation of Privacy [Legal Terms]