A bundle of torts including intrusion into seclusion, appropriation of likeness or identity, public disclosure of private facts, and portrayal in a false light. Defenses include truth, consent and privilege. There are certain applicable constitutional principles.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A legal claim that another person or business has illegally used someone's likeness or unjustifiably intruded into that person's personal affairs. Examples of invasion of privacy include using someone's likeness for commercial advantage (for example, falsely claiming that a particular person has endorsed a product), public disclosure of private facts (for example, that a person has a particular disease or has had an affair), putting someone in a false light to the public (for example, publicizing false information that someone was arrested or said something inflammatory), and intrusion into someone's private affairs (for example, secretly eavesdropping on someone's phone conversations).
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:18 pm