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3 Types Of Intrusion That Reporters Are Guilty Of

Intrusion is often a claim based off news gathering. Reporters often get sued, even when the information isn’t published. To find out more, check out the different types of intrusions here:

1.       Trespassing

Trespassing is physically going onto another’s private property without first obtaining the owner’s consent.

2.       Secret Surveillance

Using hidden cameras or bugging equipment is illegal unless you are a law-enforcement professional with a warrant to do so. Laws usually vary depending by state, but reporters cannot legally record or photograph anything that takes place on private property from a public area — meaning a sidewalk, park bench, etc. — with the help of advanced technology, unless they first receive permission to do so from the private property’s owner.

3.       Misrepresentation

Undercover reporting is not an invasion of privacy as long as the reporter is not utilizing the disguise to trespass or engage in activity that would not usually be allowed.

If you think a reporter has unfairly represented you or has secretly invaded your privacy we want to know about it. Mathews Giberson LLP can help with all of your legal needs. Call us at 954-463-1929 now!

January 17, 2014 , by Walter Mathews

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