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Invasion of Privacy Attorneys

At Older, Lundy & Alvarez, we understand that one of your most valuable, cherished, and important rights is your right of privacy. When another person imposes upon your privacy, we can take action to stop the invasion and to help you recover damages suffered as a result of the invasion.

Florida law recognizes three separate species of claims for invasion of privacy:

  • Appropriation of name or likeness—This is the unauthorized use of a person’s name or likeness to obtain some benefit. A common example of this is the use of a photograph or a video recording, used without the consent of the person depicted, for the purpose of selling or promoting a product or service.

  • Intrusion upon seclusion—This is the unauthorized physical or electronic intrusion into the private space of another person. A common example of this is the unauthorized photographing, monitoring or recording of a person without his or her consent, in a place where the person is entitled to an expectation of privacy.

  • Public disclosure of private facts—This is the dissemination of truthful private information which a reasonable person would find objectionable. A common example of this is the dissemination of a person’s medical condition or medical records, which also may be a violation of other state or federal law.

Many states recognize a fourth species of invasion of privacy, which involves the use of true facts to portray another person in a false light. Under Florida law, this conduct is not actionable as an invasion of privacy, but it may be actionable as defamation by implication.

With the perpetual development of technology and the increasing prominence of social media in our daily lives, we are subject to more potential invasions into our legally recognized privacy rights. For example, the blurring of the lines between advertising and non-advertising in social media implicates the unauthorized use of one’s name or likeness, and the unauthorized access of email and social media accounts implicates the intrusion upon one’s seclusion and the unauthorized disclosure of public facts.

At Older Lundy & Alvarez, our invasion of privacy practice involves representing both plaintiffs and defendants because we understand the legal issues from both sides. Our Tampa invasion of privacy attorneys are experienced in protecting the privacy of our clients who are the victims of invasive behavior, and protecting the First Amendment rights of our clients who are accused of such violations.

Get the Help You Need to Resolve Invasion of Privacy Issues

Older Lundy & Alvarez welcomes the privilege to serve you or your business. Schedule an appointment with our team of skilled and dedicated Tampa privacy litigation attorneys by calling 813-254-8998, or contact us online to schedule your consultation.

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