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The Hulk Hogan Gawker Sex Video Case, Free Speech, and the Verdict’s Impact

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In a high-profile privacy lawsuit, former pro-wrestler Hulk Hogan won a $115 million jury verdict against Gawker for posting his sex video without his consent. Hulk Hogan, whose real name is TerryBollea, brought a lawsuit for invasion of privacy and other torts.  Under one of the main privacy torts — public disclosure of private facts […]

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Privacy Law: From a National Dish to a Global Stew

By Daniel J. Solove This post is co-authored by Professor Neil Richards The recent case of Google v. Vidal-Hall in the UK has generated quite a buzz, with Omer Tene calling it the “European privacy judicial decision of a decade.” The case illustrates several fascinating aspects of the developing global law of privacy, with big […]

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Should Celebrities Have Privacy? A Response to Jennifer Lawrence

by Daniel J. Solove In a recent AP story, actress Jennifer Lawrence had some rather extensive and passionate quotes about her loss of privacy. Not too long ago, Lawrence’s nude photos were stolen and leaked on the Internet by a hacker who hacked into her iCloud account. In her comments for the AP story, she […]

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Jennifer Lawrence’s Nude Photos and Civil Rights Law: An Interview with Danielle Citron

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“It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change.” — Jennifer Lawrence on her nude photos being non-consensually disclosed online Fairly recently, Jennifer Lawrence’s iCloud account was hacked and her private nude photos were stolen and posted online. She was mortified. Her case is just one […]

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