Art. I §23 | RIGHT OF PRIVACY
Every natural person has the right to be let alone and free from governmental intrusion into the person’s private life except as otherwise provided herein. This section shall not be construed to limit the public’s right of access to public records and meetings as provided by law.
History. - Added, C.S. for H.J.R. 387, 1980; adopted 1980; Am. proposed by Constitution Revision Commission, Revision No. 13, 1998, filed with the Secretary of State May 5, 1998; adopted 1998.
"The right to privacy provided for in the Florida Constitution is broader in scope than the protection provided in the United States Constitution. See Winfield v. Div. of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, 477 So.2d 544, 548 (Fla.1985); Berkeley v. Eisen, 699 So.2d 789, 790 (Fla. 4th DCA 1997)."
- Thomas v Smith, 882 So. 2d 1037 (2DCA 2004)
"We hold that all trials, civil and criminal, are public events and there is a strong presumption of public access to these proceedings and their records, subject to certain narrowly defined exceptions. We have articulated principles that govern these exceptions and, after applying them to this case, we find no basis to seal the file. Although we disagree in part with the district court's reasoning, we approve the result."
- Barron v Florida Freedom, 531 So.2d 113 (Fla. 1998)