Invasion of Privacy: Know When It Happens and How to Fight Back
As we move from 2019 into 2020, there’s one thing that is abundantly clear. This decade has been one of massive technological advancements. Incredible leaps and bounds in the technological arena marked the development of the past ten years.
With all of that technology comes a great many benefits. You now have easier access to communication. I can ring up and video chat with my mother on the other side of the globe in just five seconds — for free! Businesses can operate more efficiently than ever before, saving us all money.
One unfortunate result, however, is the proliferation of invasion of privacy situations. The cost of a vastly interconnected world is that it’s now become much easier to hop on one of those connections and see very personal, private things about people because practically all of your information is on the worldwide web.
If you’ve been the victim of an invasion of privacy, you know just how horrible it can feel for a stranger to know everything about your most personal things. But never fear — in this article, we’ll teach you everything you need to know in order to fight back against this gross violation of privacy.
Get Images Removed
If the invasion of privacy that happened involved visual media getting released to the public, then the good news is that you have significant options for recourse.
For any website that hosts the images of yourself, you can file a DMCA notice to have that content removed, as you technically own the copyrights to private images of yourself that were taken without your consent.
You can also have those images removed from Google search listings. And if they are removed from Google search listings, chances are that no one will ever be able to see them or find them.
As a general rule, privacy regulations are always on your side in these matters.
Appropriation of Names or Likeness
Another common way that your privacy can be invaded is through an appropriation of your name or likeness. If a company uses your name or likeness for their personal profit without your permission, you are entitled to a civil suit against them.
Another invasion of privacy is when personal information about you is released to the public in either a false or misleading way. This is not permissible by law, as you cannot slander people without repercussions.
However, in order to win the civil suit, you will have to prove malicious intent as well as show any damages that you have sustained as a result of the release of false information.
Invasion of Privacy Should Always Be Taken Seriously
Now that you know what the different kinds of invasion of privacy scenarios are and how to deal with them, you’ll be well equipped should anything like the above happen. Remember that privacy regulations and the law are always on your side, and if you file suit against the invaders you could receive substantial damages.
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