University of Pittsburgh

George Pike on Internet Privacy

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February 8, 2012

Pitt Law professor George Pike talked with WPXI about the ubiquitous presence of cell phone cameras and the ease at which pictures/videos can be taken and posted to YouTube, Facebook,  and other social media sites.  He explained what a person’s rights are if their images are taken and posted, including privacy torts, intrusion on seclusion, and disclosure of private facts. 


Pike went on to suggest that if someone is out in public and your image is taken, it is more difficult to claim that “privacy was disclosed”, however, in the home or a private space, a person’s rights are stronger. 


Check out the WPXI teaser video clip here.  

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