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So. 2d 544 (Fla. 1985). The federal privacy provision, on the other hand, extends only to 66 such fundamental interests as marriage, procreation, contraception, family relationships,
and the rearing and educating of children. Carey v. Population Serv. Int'l, 431 U.S. 678,
97 S. Ct. 2010, 52 L. Ed. 2d 675 (1977)
Although Florida's privacy right provides greater protection than the federal constitution,
it was not intended to be a guarantee against all intrusion into the life of an individual.
Florida Bd. of Bar Examiners [*1028] re Applicant, 443 So. 2d 71 (Fla. 1983). First, the
privacy [**7] provision applies only to government action, and the right provided under
that provision is circumscribed and limited by the circumstances in which it is asserted.
Id. Further, "determining 'whether an individual has a legitimate expectation of privacy in
any given case must be made by considering all the circumstances, especially objective
manifestations of that expectation.'" Stall v. State, 570 So. 2d 257, 260 (Fla. 1990)
(alteration in original)(quoting Shaktman, 553 So. 2d at 153 (Fla. 1989)(Ehrlich, C.J.,
concurring)), cert. denied, 501 U.S. 1250, 111 S. Ct. 2888, 115 L. Ed. 2d 1054 (1991).
Thus, to determine whether Kurtz, as a job applicant, is entitled to protection under
article I, section 23, we must first determine whether a governmental entity is intruding
into an aspect of Kurtz's life in which she as a "legitimate expectation of privacy." If we
find in the affirmative, we must then look to whether a compelling interest exists to
justify that intrusion and, if so, whether the least intrusive means is being used to
accomplish the goal.
In this case, we find that the City's action does not intrude into an aspect of Kurtz' life in
which she has a legitimate [**8] expectation of privacy. In today's society, smokers are
constantly required to reveal whether they smoke. When individuals are seated in a
restaurant, they are asked whether they want a table in a smoking or non-smoking
section. When individ...
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