Written by attorney Sreenivasarao Vepachedu

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: The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) FAQ: Publication of Private Facts: Publishing highly personal and embarrassing information about another, even if completely true: Police Records: Invasion of Privacy: Public Disclosure of Private Facts:

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