privacy torts

Recently, Governor John Lynch of New Hampshire vetoed a bill (S.B. 175) that would have allowed an individual’s heirs to control the commercial use of the individual’s identity for 70 years following death.  Not all states recognize the “right of publicity” — the right for an individual to control his or her commercial likeness —

The Ontario Appeals Court last Wednesday recognized—for the first time in Canada—the intrusion upon seclusion privacy tort.  In Jones v. Tsige, 2012 ONCA 32, the plaintiff sued a coworker for looking through her financial records.  The motion judge granted summary judgment for the defendant on the ground that Ontario law does not recognize plaintiff’s