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Widener Commonwealth Law School

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Zealand Law Commission Paper on Privacy

The New Zealand Law Commission has released a 300 page "paper on privacy."  Some of the issues being debated include:

  • Is there a value in a tort of invasion of privacy by publicity given to private facts? If so, should it be left to the common law?
  • Should there be a tort of intrusion into a person’s seclusion? If so, should its development be left to the common law or should it be introduced by statute?
  • Should there be any civil or criminal liability for certain uses of surveillance devices when they are used outside the law enforcement arena?

You can download the paper and learn more at Media Law Journal.


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