State Privacy Torts

State law actions exist for violating privacy rights. Although each state has taken different approaches to their interpretation and development of privacy violations, there definitely is liability that can attach for these invasions of privacy torts. These invasion of privacy torts can have enormous consequences due to the dissemination and the wide audience of the Internet.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Does the information on the public disclosure of facts have to be private in nature or can it be known already?
Can the use of digitized images also cause liability?
Can a system operator or an Internet Service Provider (ISP) face liability under the tort of wrongful intrusion of a person’s life?

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