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Invasion of Privacy by Public Disclosure of Private Facts

Invasion of Privacy by Public Disclosure of Private Facts

Definition

Under the Restatement (Second) of Torts, the truthful publication to multiple individuals of a truly private matter that is highly offensive to a reasonable person and not of a public concern. Some jurisdictions use slightly different elements, such as requiring that (1) the person’s privacy interest outweighs any legitimate public concern, and (2) a reasonable person would find the disclosure (not the facts themselves) highly offensive.

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