Invasion of privacy
The definition of invasion of privacy, as found in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constituion, is discussed by FindLaw.com:
- "Governmental power to protect the privacy interests of its citizens by penalizing publication or authorizing causes of action for publication implicates directly First Amendment rights. Privacy is a concept composed of several aspects. As a tort concept, it embraces at least four branches of protected interests," that is
- Protection from "unreasonable intrusion upon one's seclusion"
- Protection from "appropriation of one's name or likeness"
- Protection from "publicity given to one's private life," and
- Protection from "publicity which unreasonably places one in a false light before the public."
The first amendment
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."