Constitutions enable democratic deliberations and provide a safe environment where the legislature, the Executive, the judiciary, and citizens can together create the legal rules, necessary to give life to constitutional provisions. Informed and empowered by a sound framework of democratic principles, law makers can then further examine the adequacy of existing laws and adjust the latter accordingly to ensure compliance with the constitutional text.
The right to privacy, however, is a complex phenomenon. It has found many different expressions within the world’s constitutions, including to the right to protection against searches of the home, protection of personal communications and correspondence, the right to have one’s data protected from misuse, the right to family life, habeas data, i.e. the right to see what data someone holds about you and rectify it if erroneous, etc.