Law, Geography and Cyberspace: The Case of On-Line Territorial Privacy
64 Pages Posted: 9 May 2004 Last revised: 18 Oct 2015
Date Written: April 1, 2004
Territorial privacy, one of the central categories of privacy protection, involves setting limit boundaries on intrusion into an explicit space or locale. Initially, the Restatement (Second) of Torts, which defined the privacy tort of intrusion, as applied by courts, most notably designated two classes of excluded areas: private places in which the individual can expect to be free from intrusion, and non-private places, in which the individual does not have a recognized expectation of privacy. In the physical world, courts ultimately held almost uniformly that the tort of intrusion could not occur in a public place or in a place that may be viewed from a public place.
Keywords: geography, privacy, territory, fiction, metaphor, space, place, locale
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