Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary
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- Invasion Of Privacy
- A legal claim that another person or business has illegally used someone's likeness or unjustifiably intruded into that person's personal affairs. Examples of invasion of privacy include using someone's likeness for commercial advantage (for example, falsely claiming that a particular person has endorsed a product), public disclosure of private facts (for example, that a person has a particular disease or has had an affair), putting someone in a false light to the public (for example, publicizing false information that someone was arrested or said something inflammatory), and intrusion into someone's private affairs (for example, secretly eavesdropping on someone's phone conversations).