Although the Constitution does not provide for a specific right of privacy, the existence of such a right is beyond dispute. The extent of the right is, however, difficult to determine when one considers the point beyond which the right of privacy will prohibit intrusion by either state or federal authorities into an individual's affairs. Only by balancing the individual's need for privacy with the state's interest in regulating private conduct, can a delineation be made.
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