‘Privacy Rights in the Internet Age and the New Tort of Public Disclosure of Private Facts’

“Gradually courts have been awarding damages for the tort of public disclosure of private information. The tort of public disclosure of private information consists of the following elements: (a) the defendant publicized an aspect of the plaintiff’s private life; (b) the plaintiff did not consent to the publication; (c) its publication would be highly offensive to a reasonable person; and (d) the publication was not of legitimate concern to the public …” (more)

[Heather Douglas, Slaw, 21 August]

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