“Privacy law disproportionately protects the rich and the famous .As such as it is unfair.” Critically evaluate this statement.
Name : Mahmut Toray Hudaverdi
Student No : 10012010
Module : Torts 2 Law-10024
Word Count : 2000
Essay Question: “Privacy law disproportionately protects the rich and the famous .As such as it is unfair.” Critically evaluate this statement.
Peoples have several reason to keep their information private. These reasons can be related with several aims, like to have commercial advantage , avoid embarrassment , conceal wrongdoing , avoid negative consequences , preserve intimacy or avoid constant surveillance and need to keep face (Mayer ,1987). Before I will stated to evaluate this statement , I would like to summarise the privacy law and its features , rules and limitations by the help of main cases to identify this question more efficiently and make it more easy for internalise.
Privacy does not have only one definition, its hard to restrict the meaning of privacy in several words, because it can be adaptive also have it shape from its meaning of in harmonised condition. According to the classification of Prosser’s ( Steele 809) Restatement Torts , Section 652 ; the privacy has indicated by four unfair actions . These actions are Intrusion upon seclusion, Public disclosure of private facts about the privacy , Publicity which outs the plaintiff in false light and appropriateness of plaintiff’s name or likeness . (Torts - 10024 lecture notes ) . In literature , privacy has defined as desired in access by Moreham , and according to her definition claimants need to have desire to keep some information out of the reach of other people. (Cooke, Mcbridge and Bagshaw 2007)
Rules of privacy and its protections does not have long term development period in the English Common law , this sensation is relatively new and still developing. Some time ago , law authorities...