Privacy Rights and Harrassment Online
New Jersey law gives rights to women and men who have their rights to privacy violated. A person can recover money damages for “personal hardships,” if there is a “link” between the breach of privacy and the personal hardships. That means that the offender’ conduct is of a type that a “reasonable person” would find highly offensive.
It is a criminal offense if an offender intentionally observes, records and/or discloses the recording of a person’s intimate parts or sexual conduct, without consent, When that person has a “reasonable expectation of privacy.”
This can include “spying” on a person in a bedroom, bathroom, or changing room and revenge porn posting of pictures or videos by a former boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse. Unfortunately, as technology becomes more sophisticated and intrusive, the opportunities for violation become greater. But there are solutions and remedies.