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Why, If Privacy Is So Important, Are the Damages for the Breach of Privacy So Low

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dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Ema
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-18T23:49:56Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-27T03:14:09Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-18T23:49:56Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-27T03:14:09Z
dc.date.copyright 2010
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/25646
dc.description.abstract Privacy law in New Zealand is covered by a number of statutes, codes, and a common law tort. These cover different areas of privacy law, and each has its own damages and other remedies available. The types of harmful activity that need protection were outlined by the torts scholar William Prosser as: 1. Intrusion upon the plaintiff’s seclusion or solitude, or into his private affairs; 2. Public disclosure of embarrassing private facts about the plaintiff; 3. Publicity that places the plaintiff in a false light in the public eye; and 4. Appropriation, for the defendant’s advantage, of the plaintiff’s name or likeness The rights identified in 3 and 4 above, no longer fall under privacy law in New Zealand, instead these rights are covered by defamation (3) and advertising law (4). However, the other protections outlined by Prosser in 1960 still hold true today. This paper will consider the damages payable for breach of the various types of privacy and whether or not such damages are too low to effectively remedy any breaches of privacy rights. en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Damages en_NZ
dc.subject Privacy en_NZ
dc.title Why, If Privacy Is So Important, Are the Damages for the Breach of Privacy So Low en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Law en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Masters Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Law en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Bachelor Of Architecture en_NZ

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