Rights of Publicity and Privacy in True Crime Stories – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

When you get into using people’s names, likenesses, and personas, you’re talking about either Rights of Publicity or Rights of Privacy. Retelling their story might constitute an invasion of their privacy, under a theory called “Public Disclosure of Private, Embarrassing Facts”.

Gajda on Privacy Before "the Right To Privacy" @TulaneLaw

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Amy Gajda, Tulane Law School, has published Privacy Before 'the Right to Privacy': Truthful Libel and the Earliest Underpinnings of Privacy in the United States. The Right to Privacy, written in 1890, is perhaps the most

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Wow! Illinois Biometric Privacy Suits Proliferate

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This month, in one of the many recently-filed Illinois biometric privacy suits, a class action complaint alleging violations of Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) was lodged against Wow Bao, a restaurant chain, over its use of self-order kiosks that allow customers to use faceprints as a method to authenticate purchases. We will continue to monitor developments in these disputes and other ongoing biometric privacy litigation.

Lemley on Privacy, Property, and Publicity

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Lemley, Stanford Law School, has published Privacy, Property, and Publicity as a Stanford Public Law Working Paper. In Jennifer Rothman’s new book The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined for a Public Age, she argues Mark A.

Employee Privacy

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Willborn, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, College of Law, is publishing Notice, Consent, and Non-Consent: Employee Privacy in the Restatement in volume 100 of the Cornell Law Review (2015). Privacy claims necessarily entail two determinations Steven L. Here is the abstract.

Wave of Illinois Biometric Privacy Suits Continues Unabated

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After noting the flood of Illinois biometric privacy suits in September , it appears that the flow of such suits remains robust. In recent years, biometric privacy suits initially involved social media services and video game makers, but have increasingly been asserted against businesses that collect biometric data to authenticate customers or employees, especially Illinois-based employers that use biometric timekeeping devices to verify employees when clocking in and out. .

Skinner-Thompson on Performative Privacy

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Scott Skinner-Thompson, New York University of Law, is publishing Performative Privacy in the UC Davis Law Review. Broadly speaking, privacy doctrine suggests that the right to privacy is non-existent once one enters the public realm.

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Approved

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Privacy Shield.” companies, please see my colleague’s post on our Privacy and Data Security Blog. Privacy EU privacy Privacy ShieldThe European Commission recently formally adopted the much discussed EU-U.S. ” For a summary of what this may mean for U.S.

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Ethiopian Data Privacy Law

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Kinfe Micheal Yilma, Hawassa University, is publishing Data Privacy Law and Practice in Ethiopia in volume 5 of International Data Privacy Law. Ethiopia has recognized the right to privacy throughout its brief constitutional history, albeit to Here is the abstract.

Privacy and Intellectual Freedom

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Cornwell, both of Washington University in Saint Louis School of Law, have published Privacy and Intellectual Freedom in The Handbook of Intellectual Freedom (Mark Alfino, ed., Neil M. Richards and Joanna F.

Illinois Supreme Court To Decide Scope of Illinois Biometric Privacy Law

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On November 20, 2018, the Illinois Supreme Court heard oral argument on whether a company’s technical violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) is sufficient to confer standing or whether a plaintiff must allege actual harm resulted from the violation. Biometrics Privacy biometric privacy BIPA procedural violations standing

Is Android the Joe Camel of Privacy?

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In Federal Court, Article III Standing Remains a Defense to Illinois Biometric Privacy Claims

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Last Friday, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled in the long-awaited Rosenbach case that an individual does not have to plead an actual injury or harm , apart from the statutory violation itself, in order to have statutory standing to sue under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Current advances in biometric technology, especially facial recognition, have already prompted calls for government regulation from both privacy advocates and the tech industry.

An International Right To Privacy?

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Stephen Schulhofer, New York University School of Law, has published An International Right to Privacy? Be Careful What You Wish For as NYU School of Law Public Law Research Paper No.15-15. Here is the abstract. Nations now have unprecedented capacity

Videogame Technology and Personal Privacy

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Joe Newman & Joseph Jerome, Future of Privacy Forum, and Christopher Hazard, Hazardous Software, Inc., Privacy and the New Questions Posed by Modern Videogame Technology in the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quaterly Journal

Canada's New Digital Privacy Act

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Text of the new Canadian Digital Privacy Act, which received royal assent June 18, 2015. It still needs regulations into order to receive its full effect. Here's some analysis of the new Act (dating from when it was "just a

Long on Copyright Reform in the 21st Century: Adding Privacy Considerations Into the Normative Mix

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Doris Estelle Long, John Marshall Law School, is publishing Copyright Reform in the 21st Century: Adding Privacy Considerations into the Normative Mix in Making Copyright Work for the Asian Pacific: Juxtaposing Harmonisation with Flexibility (ANU Press 2018).

Illinois Supreme Court Rules Actual Injury Not Needed to Be an “Aggrieved” Party under Biometric Privacy Law

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25, 2019), on whether a person “aggrieved” by a violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) must allege some actual injury or harm beyond a procedural violation to have standing to bring an action under the statute. O]ur General Assembly has codified that individuals possess a right to privacy in and control over their biometric identifiers and biometric information. Biometrics Privacy aggrieved party biometric privacy BIPA standing

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New York City Considers Facial Recognition Bill — Will New York Be the Next Forum for Biometric Privacy Litigation?

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The Bill, which contains some similar provisions to the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“ BIPA ”), includes a private right of enforcement but avoids the statutory standing issue litigated in Rosenbach by providing that “any person who[se] biometric identifier information was collected, retained, converted, stored or shared in violation of [the law] may commence an action.” Any governing privacy policy and any purpose for the collection.

Craig on The End of Innocence: Open Justice, Free Speech[,] and Privacy in the Modern Constitution @RobertCraig3

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Robert Craig, London School of Economics & Political Science, has published The End of Innocence: Open Justice, Free Speech and Privacy in the Modern Constitution – Khuja (Formerly PNM) V Times Newspapers Limited at 82 Modern Law Review 129 (2019

Copyright and Privacy

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Pamela Sameulson, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, is publishing Protecting Privacy Through Copyright Law? in Visions of Privacy in the Modern Age (Marc Rotenberg, ed.; 2014). Here is the abstract. A quartet of recent copyright cases have extended

Cunningham on Privacy Law That Does Not Protect Privacy, Forgetting the Right To Be Forgotten

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McKay Cunningham, Concordia University School of Law, is publishing Privacy Law That Does Not Protect Privacy, Forgetting the Right to Be Forgotten volume 65 of the Buffalo Law Review (2017).

Puaschunder on Dignity and Utility of Privacy and Information Sharing in the Digital Big Data Age @TheNewSchool

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Puaschunder, Harvard University; New School for Social Research; Columbia University; Princeton University; George Washington Center for Internaitonal Business Education and Research; has published Dignity and Utility of Privacy and Information Sharing in the Digital Big Data Age. Julia M.

Rothman on The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined For a Public World (Introduction) @profrothman

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Jennifer Rothman, Loyola Law School (Los Angeles), has published The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined for a Public World (Introduction) (Harvard University Press, 2018). THE RIGHT OF PUBLICITY: PRIVACY REIMAGINED FOR A PUBLIC WORLD (Harvard University

Redefining Privacy: The Backlash Against Facebook’s New Privacy Controls

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United States Senators, Facebook users, and consumer advocate groups are rallying against recent changes to Facebook’s privacy settings. The people who helped Facebook reach its popular status are the same people who are alienated and upset with the site’s new privacy settings.

Bambauer on Whether Privacy Policies are Informational or Ideological @JaneYakowitz

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Bambauer, University of Arizona College of Law, has published Are Privacy Policies Informational or Ideological? Consumer privacy is predominantly regulated through disclosure. Jane R.

Illinois Biometric Privacy Suit over Employee Fingerprinting Remanded for Lack of Standing

New Media and Technology Law

An Illinois district court remanded to state court for lack of standing a biometric privacy suit brought by employees over the collection and storage of individuals’ fingerprints allegedly in violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act , 740 ILCS 14/1 (“BIPA”). Biometrics Privacy biometric privacy BIPA employee biometric privacy fringerprints standing

Celebrities, Privacy, Free Speech, and the Internet

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Elena Falletti, Carlo Cattaneo LIUC University, has published The Scandals of Caroline, Max and Kate: Does Celebrity Privacy Threaten Press Freedom in the Internet Age?

Illinois Considering Amendments to Biometric Privacy Law (BIPA) That Would Create Major Exemptions to Its Scope

New Media and Technology Law

We have written before about the issues presented by the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act , 740 Ill. BIPA is still the only state biometric privacy statute with a private right of action. The Illinois legislature is now considering a bill ( SB3053 ) that would fundamentally alter the privacy protections under BIPA. As it stands, the law surrounding biometric privacy is a patchwork of state laws (e.g.,

Hulu Beats Big Privacy Lawsuit Over Video Viewing Disclosures

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Those suing under the Video Privacy Protection Act can''t establish that Hulu knew what Facebook might do with information being shared. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

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Facebook Granted Dismissal of Biometric Privacy Claims Brought by “Non-Users”

New Media and Technology Law

This week, the court dismissed the Gullen putative class action asserting Illinois biometric privacy claims brought by “non-users” based on evidence that the social media site did not use its facial recognition technology on business or organizational accounts (as opposed to personal social media pages). ( Gullen v. In Gullen , the plaintiff alleged that Facebook violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), 740 Ill.

O'Dell on Comparative Defamation and Privacy Law--Irish Perspectives @cearta

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Eoin O'Dell, Trinity College (Dublin), has published Comparative Defamation and Privacy Law - Irish Perspectives at 40 Dublin University Law Journal 236 (2017).

Litigants Alleging Procedural Violations of Illinois Biometric Privacy Statute (BIPA) Are Not “Aggrieved” Parties That May Seek Legal Remedies

New Media and Technology Law

As 2017 drew to an end, we noted the continuing flood of Illinois biometric privacy suits filed over the past year. There are literally dozens of cases pending, most in Illinois state courts, alleging violation of Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), which regulates the collection, retention, and disclosure of personal biometric identifiers and biometric information.

Kaminski on Privacy and the Right to Record @MargotKaminski

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Kaminski, Ohio State University College of Law and Yale Information Society Project, Yale Law School, is publishing Privacy and the Right to Record in volume 167 of the Boston University Law Review (2017). laws protect privacy Margot E.

The Relationship Between Privacy and Speech

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University of Alabama School of Law, has published Bringing Meiklejohn to Privacy: On the Essential Complementarity of Privacy and Speech in Information and Law in Transition 243 (Anna-Sara Lind, Inger Osterdahl, and Jane Reichel, eds., Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr.,

Transparency and Privacy in Canadian Government Practices

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Conroy, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, are publishing Promoting Transparency While Protecting Privacy in Open Government in Canada, in the Alberta Law Review. Teresa Scassa, University of Ottawa, Common Law Section, and Amy M.

California Court Declines to Dismiss Illinois Facial Recognition/Biometric Privacy Suit against Facebook on Standing Grounds

New Media and Technology Law

This past week, a California district court again declined Facebook’s motion to dismiss an ongoing litigation involving claims under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act , 740 Ill. 26, 2018) (cases consolidated at In re Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litig. , A violation of the BIPA notice and consent procedures infringes the very privacy rights the Illinois legislature sought to protect by enacting BIPA.

Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal on Standing Grounds of Biometric Privacy Suit over Videogame Facial Scan Feature

New Media and Technology Law

With the flood of Illinois biometric privacy suits lodged against employers in recent months, and multiple biometric privacy suits against social media and other mobile platforms currently pending over the use of photo tagging functions, 2017 has been a busy year in this area. We will continue to monitor developments in biometric privacy and technology.

Communications Privacy 2.0

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Kerr, George Washington University Law School, is publishing The Next Generation Communications Privacy Act in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. In 1986, Congress enacted the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to regulate government Orin S. Here is the abstract.

Froomkin on Building Privacy Into the Infrastructure

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Michael Froomkin (@mfroomkin), University of Miami School of Law, has published Building Privacy into the Infrastructure: Towards a New Identity Management Architecture as University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No.

Yahoo!: Defender of Privacy Rights

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Privacy protection for electronic communications has been a subject of debate for some time now, so it should come as no surprise that the government continues to make controversial attempts to obtain private email communications.

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Privacy Wars: Netflix, Facebook and the 'Brokeback Mountain Effect'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Will "Brokeback Mountain" shape rules concerning the responsibility of websites to guard user privacy? The debate over privacy on the Internet got much louder yesterday when a group of privacy advocate organizations filed a complaint with the. Tags: Facebook Government Litigation Privacy

Podcast: Trump’s Repeal of Online Privacy Protections

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This week on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we look at President Trump’s repeal of internet privacy rules promulgated last year by the FCC. We explore the legal and privacy issues with two guests: Ernesto Falcon, legislative counsel […]. The post Podcast: Trump’s Repeal of Online Privacy Protections appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.