Invasion of Privacy

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What Is Invasion of Privacy?

Invasion of privacy is an intrusion on a person’s right to be left alone. Unreasonable interference with a person’s confidential information, public image, or individual solitude may constitute an invasion of privacy.

Can I Sue for Invasion of Privacy?

Civil law remedies have been successfully applied to invasion of privacy claims. The four traditional types of privacy suits are disclosure, false light, intrusion, and appropriation.

What Remedies Are Available for Invasion of Privacy?

Available remedies for a successful invasion of privacy claim include monetary damages and, if the invasion is otherwise likely to continue, an injunction or restraining order. Plaintiffs in invasion of privacy cases are not required to prove specific economic loss; emotional distress and mental anguish are enough to bring a civil suit.

What Are Some Defenses to Invasion of Privacy Claims?

The two main defenses to invasion of privacy claims are consent and privilege:

Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with an Invasion of Privacy Claim?

Privacy laws can be complicated and may vary greatly depending on the situation at hand. It’s in your best interests to hire an attorney in your area if you are facing any legal issues with privacy rights. Your attorney can inform you of your rights and can assist you with research and representation during trial.

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Last Modified: 08-01-2016 10:02 PM PDT

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