LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Sreenivasarao Vepachedu | Oct 19, 2016

Privacy Issues and Freedom of Information

One can be sued for publishing private facts about another person, even if those facts are true. A private fact is someone's personal information that has not previously been revealed to the public, that is not of legitimate public concern.

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References: State Public Record Laws: http://www.foiadvocates.com/records.html The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) FAQ: https://www.foia.gov/faq.html#others Publication of Private Facts: http://www.dmlp.org/legal-guide/publication-private-facts Publishing highly personal and embarrassing information about another, even if completely true: https://www.rcfp.org/browse-media-law-resources/digital-journalists-legal-guide/publishing-highly-personal-and-embarrassi Police Records: http://www.rcfp.org/rcfp/orders/docs/POLICE.pdf Invasion of Privacy: Public Disclosure of Private Facts: http://injury.findlaw.com/torts-and-personal-injuries/invasion-of-privacy--public-disclosure-of-private-facts.html

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