invasion of privacy


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invasion of privacy

An intrusion into one's personal affairs. A noun or pronoun can be used between "of" and "privacy." I can't believe you read my diary, that's such an invasion of privacy! I'm telling Mom! No, actually, I don't have to answer your questions about my love life because they're a total invasion of my privacy.
See also: of

invasion of (someone's) privacy

Fig. an intrusion that results in the loss of someone's privacy. Your invasion of my privacy is not welcome! The athlete complained about the invasion of his privacy by the press.
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Liberty argued that since its policy broadly defined "claim" as a "civil proceeding" and the class action alleged TCPA violations that caused actual harm in the form of invasions of privacy, among other harms, the entire lawsuit "arises out of" an invasion of privacy.
Finally, there was a dissent that would have found coverage, reasoning that the statutory language setting forth the elements of a TCPA claim unambiguously does not require any allegation of invasion of privacy. Consequently, TCPA claims are not per se claims for invasion of privacy, and congressional intent was irrelevant.
The second form of common-law invasion of privacy is publication of private facts.
American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., the California Supreme Court held that a journalist's secret video-recording of an employee in a low-walled, open cubicle workspace where conversations could be easily overheard constituted an invasion of privacy. Legal counsel should advise employers that employees, in all areas of the workplace, may have a reasonable expectation of privacy that they will not be secretly recorded.
(8) Four other common law provinces (British Columbia, (9) Manitoba, (10) Saskatchewan (11) and Newfoundland and Labrador (12)) have statutory torts of invasion of privacy, modelled loosely on the American common law.
It's hardly an invasion of privacy - especially when soldiers could die if they don't.
As a result, an individual or employee may have a claim against an employer or another individual for "invasion of privacy" if the individual or employee had a reasonable expectation that the data accessed was private
Members of Saudi's Shura Council, or Consultative Assembly, urged the Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, or religious police, to reconsider its decision, which they slammed as an invasion of privacy. "Installing these cameras is an invasion of privacy and is most likely to cause many problems," said Member of Parliament Abdul-Rahman al-Anad.
Sefton council insist the planned policy meets employment law and is necessary because schools cannot operate or "financially sustain persistent failure to attend for work." But horrified union chiefs have branded the proposed rules "an invasion of privacy" which could make teachers' ailments worse.
And perhaps that's why not one editor, reporter, or any of the usual crowd of gay conservatives and the like, as far as I can tell, criticized the outing of Ted Haggard as an "invasion of privacy." In 2006, particularly with regard to someone who'd railed (or, in the case of Foley, voted) against gays, they'd lost that argument.
Barrell's concern is with the 'cultural effects of that repression, the atmosphere of suspicion it created', the politicisation of anything and everything and the invasion of privacy to which it led.
Critics of the system claim it is an invasion of privacy, however Avis promises not to store the print permanently and will not use it in any way unless a crime is perpetrated.
Invasion of privacy is a concern also arising with the use of radio frequency identification, or RFID tags.
The plaintiff claimed that defendant's mistaken reference resulted in invasion of privacy by appropriation and invasion of privacy by false light.
Internet companies have been held immune from suits for libel, invasion of privacy, fraud, breach of contract, and housing discrimination.