invasion of privacy


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invasion of privacy

(in law) the violation of another person's right to be left alone and free of unwarranted publicity and intrusion. See also HIPAA.

in·va·sion of pri·va·cy

(in-vā'zhŭn prī'vă-sē)
In health care, illicit (i.e., unauthorized) use of documentary materials related to treatment or condition of a patient.

in·va·sion of pri·va·cy

(in-vā'zhŭn prī'vă-sē)
In health care, illicit use of documentation related to treatment.
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A standard homeowner's policy does not cover personal injury claims that may include invasion of privacy.
Invasion of privacy by false light is established when the false light in which the other was placed would be highly offensive to a reasonable person and the actor had knowledge of or acted in reckless disregard as to the falsity of the publicized matter and the false light in which the other would be placed.
Jacques Langevin, Christian Martinez and Fabrice Chassery were acquitted of the invasion of privacy charge in 2003 af ter judges said a crashed vehicle on a public highway was not a private area.
But the supreme court, disagreed, ruling yesterday that a crashed vehicle is a private space, said Arnaud Lyon-Caen, lawyer for Dodi's father, Mohammed Al Fayed, who filed the invasion of privacy complaint against the photographers.
Many questions concerning invasion of privacy still require answers.
The state constitution does not provide a cause of action for invasion of privacy, and federal law does no t apply without widespread discriminatory "custom and usage" by the local government.
Thanks to Barbara Dority for a wonderful piece on the invasion of privacy in the United States ("Your Every Move," January/February 2004 issue of the Humanist).
The court held that the Due Process Clause did not afford a remedy under [section] 1983 for the alleged invasion of privacy of a county jail inmate who was placed in a cell that did not have a privacy partition next to the toilet.
For both students and teachers, says Moses Hanson-Harding, 13, of Pierrepont School in Rutherford, New Jersey, cameras are "a complete invasion of privacy.
Pennsylvania, for example, prohibits the recording of conversations and listening in on employee telephone calls as an invasion of privacy, but allows employers to listen to employee calls to carry out a legitimate business function, e.
In the absence of any court action, it explained, such a letter is an invasion of privacy.
McCloskey's attempt to trivialize the opposition masks the true issues of censorship and invasion of privacy.