The U.S. Constitution, the California State Constitution, and a number of federal and state statutes protect Californians from discrimination and ensure certain basic freedoms and rights, including freedom of speech and association and freedom from unreasonable search and seizure. California’s State Constitution also establishes a right of privacy which protects individuals from interference and invasion into their private personal lives and choices. Federal and state laws place responsibilities on both private corporations and government agencies to prevent discrimination against protected classes of people.