Similarities and Differences of the Types of Invasion of Privacy

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Similarities and Differences of the Types of Invasion of Privacy: Since the right to privacy has conventionally been described as the right to be left alone, invasion of privacy can be defined as an intrusion upon a person's sensible expectation to be left alone. The rapid technological advancements in the recent past have contributed to alterations in the reasonable expectation of privacy. However, legal principles that govern the right to privacy have remained constant despite of these technological advancements. Generally, there are four types of invasion of privacy i.e. unreasonable intrusion upon another person's solitude, misuse of an individual's name or likeness, irrational publicity of someone's private life, and publicity that irrationally puts an individual in a false light before the public ("Invasion of Privacy", n.d.). These types of invasion of privacy have some similarities such as the fact that they are geared towards interfering another person's right to privacy. Secondly, these actions basically involve violation of the law i.e. the right of individuals to be left alone. Third, plaintiffs suing for any type of invasion of privacy are required to demonstrate that the action contributed to some kind of harm to their interests. In contrast, these types of invasion of privacy also have some major differences since they involve different actions. First, intrusion of solitude is the only form of invasion of privacy that does not need any publication of private
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