Invasion of privacy laws Corsica Johnson & Joshua Harper
What is invasion of privacy? • Invasion of privacy is the intrusion into the personal life of another, without just cause, which can give the person whose privacy has been invaded a right to file a lawsuit.
Examples. . . . . • Reading personal emails • Reading personal text messages • Rape • Going through personal items • Posting pictures/video of someone without permission.
The tylerclementi story • Tyler was a college freshman and violin player at Rutgers University. His roommate, Dharan Ravi set up a webcam in Molly Wei’s room, and recorded a live stream of Tyler engaging in a sexual encounter with another guy. • When Tyler found out he wrote a status on Facebook saying “I’m jumping off the GW bridge, I’m sorry” • He later jumped off the bridge and died on September 22.
Dharanravi & Molly wei These two have been charged with illegally taping the 18-year-old Clementi having sex and broadcasting the images via an Internet chat program. They have been sentenced to five years in prison.
Blake j Robbins vs. lower merrion case • In Philadelphia school district gave out laptops with webcams to students, then used the webcams to secretly spy on the students. • The case was filed after the vice principal disciplined Robbins’ son for “improper behavior” in his home. • The laptop they gave out was issued to 1,800 students. • They’re seeking damages for invasion of privacy, theft of private information, and unlawful interception and access of electronic information.