Peter Timmins writes:
And they live to tell the tale, believe it or not.
The issue of a right to sue for beach of privacy wasn’t mentioned in theStage 4 report of the New Zealand Law Commission released this week. The subject was addressed in the Stage 3 report last year (Chapter 7). To summarise, New Zealand law recognises a tort for invasion of privacy, it applies to unjustified publication of private information, and rarely arises in court ( four times in recent years). NZ law doesn’t so far recognise a cause of action for a more broadly defined invasion of privacy. The commission decided that because of their interconnected nature, the two should be left to development or further development, through the common law.
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