The present work focuses on the analytical examination of privacy and private life through the concept of formal and informal forms of social control. While the formal social control is expressed through the national and international legal rules, standards and statutes, the analysis will be pointed to the substantive list of human rights guaranteeing the spheres of privacy. The second part will examine the subject in context of informal form of social control, thus determining the respect to privacy in customary culture, moral codes, and contemporary surveillance mechanisms. The private life is guaranteed and safeguarded by the high number of legal rules. However, it is up to one ´s own conduct to secure it.