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privacy

Philosophy the condition of being necessarily restricted to a single person

privacy

Where only the intended recipients can read a message.

privacy

The degree to which an individual can determine which personal information is to be shared with whom and for what purpose. Although always a concern when users pass confidential information to vendors by phone, mail or online, the Internet brought this issue to the forefront. Websites often have privacy policies that stipulate exactly what will be done with the information you enter. For more information, visit www.privacyalliance.org and www.epic.org. Contrast with confidentiality, which deals with unauthorized access to data. See right to be forgotten, vault app, privacy policy, Crypto War, CPO, EU Directive, GLBA, HIPAA and P3P.
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Reputation injury and communications liability insurance covers costs associated with lawsuits alleging copyright and trademark infringement, libel or slander, product disparagement and invasion of rights of privacy and publicity (such as the commercial misappropriation of a famous person's name or likeness).
After these strong statements that profess to uphold "strong" privacy rights, and after finding that the Winfields had a reasonable expectation for the privacy of their bank records, the court determined that the government had a compelling interest in pursuing its parimutuels investigation which outweighed the Winfields' rights of privacy, and that the government had used the least intrusive means to achieve that interest.
Two interesting forms of Intellectual Property that arise in the development of Web pages for the Internet are Rights of Privacy and Rights of Publicity.