JV Roundup: The Changing Nature of Privacy

June 2, 2017

At what point does freedom of expression meet the right to the protection of private life?

This subject was explored through a Facebook privacy lawsuit last year and continues to be a subject of public and legislative concern.

The following are recent lawsuits reflecting the changing nature of privacy. These and others can be found in Westlaw Jury Verdicts & Settlements.

  •  Atkins v. TFP Company A Georgian woman sued a private investigator for attaching a GPS tracking device to her vehicle while it was parked in a public place. The investigator had been hired by the woman’s spouse who suspected his wife was having an extramarital affair.
  • Evans v. Embraer A Tennessee aircraft mechanic sued his former employer who allegedly wrongfully terminated him on grounds  he took a cell phone recording during a test flight and posted it to his personal Facebook page.
  • Law Office of Ogle v. Iglesia Del Dios Vivo  A Texas attorney sued a church for publishing allegedly defamatory remarks about him on the internet.

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