Privacy and the Right to Be Let Alone (Invited Chapter)

First Amendment Law in Louisiana. William R. Davie and T. Michael Maher, Editors. (University of Louisiana Press 2015)

Tulane Public Law Research Paper

Posted: 20 Jun 2017

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Amy Gajda

Tulane University - Law School

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

This chapter from the book First Amendment Law in Louisiana explores how Louisiana courts have dealt with the four separate torts in privacy law: misappropriation, intrusion, publication of private facts, and false light publicity. It provides individual overviews of each of these torts accompanied by case examples from Louisiana courts, noting the ways in which the state has both recognized and limited privacy rights. The chapter also examines potential defenses to such claims, including consent, public documents laws, and newsworthiness.

Keywords: First Amendment, Louisiana, misappropriation, intrusion, intrusion into seclusion, publication of private facts, false light publicity, civil law, consent, newsworthiness

JEL Classification: K00, K13

Suggested Citation

Gajda, Amy, Privacy and the Right to Be Let Alone (Invited Chapter) (2015). First Amendment Law in Louisiana. William R. Davie and T. Michael Maher, Editors. (University of Louisiana Press 2015); Tulane Public Law Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2988013

Amy Gajda (Contact Author)

Tulane University - Law School ( email )

6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
United States

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