Privacy: Rights, Remedies and Reform

New Zealand Law Journal, p. 166, 2015

1 Pages Posted: 10 May 2015 Last revised: 26 Mar 2019

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Samuel Beswick

Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia; Harvard Law School

Date Written: May 1, 2015

Abstract

For one week in February, media fixated on the office “sex romp” a Christchurch couple unwittingly performed before a crowd of pub patrons, which was filmed and uploaded to YouTube without their knowledge. This article summarises the criminal and civil law protections currently available to persons in the position of the Christchurch couple. It also discusses two proposed reforms of privacy law — a Surveillance Devices Bill and the Harmful Digital Communications Bill — which deserve serious legislative consideration.

Keywords: privacy, seclusion, surveillance, video, visual, voyeur, revenge porn, cyberbullying

Suggested Citation

Beswick, Samuel, Privacy: Rights, Remedies and Reform (May 1, 2015). New Zealand Law Journal, p. 166, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2604027

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