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Invasion of Privacy Lawyers in Colorado

What is Invasion of Privacy?

Invasion of privacy is an extremely broad cause of action in Colorado, but can only be brought by individuals.[1]Corporations, associations, and partnerships may not recover for an invasion of privacy because they have no personal rights of privacy.[2] For more information, give us a call at 720-441-3328 or complete a consultation request form.

What are the Types of Invasion of Privacy?

You might be asking: What is Invasion of Privacy in Colorado? How do I prove Invasion of Privacy in Colorado? The right of privacy has been defined as “the right to be left alone,” and the invasion of privacy torts are concerned primarily with liability for injury to feelings caused by invasions of that right.[3] There are three types of common law invasion of privacy torts recognized in Colorado, as well as a very specific statutory cause of action:

  1. Unreasonable intrusion upon the seclusion of another;
  2. Appropriation of the name or likeness of another; and
  3. Unreasonable publicity given to another's private life.
  4. Additionally, the state legislature has passed “revenge porn” statutes that allow a civil cause of action for posting private pictures without consent. The revenge porn statutes give a victim powerful remedies discussed here.[4]

For more information on each type of claim, including examples and legal elements of the claims, please click the links above. As always, give us a call at 720-441-3328 or complete a consultation request form for more information on how we can help!

[1] Restatement (Second) of Torts § 652I cmt. c (1977).

[2] Id.

[3] Restatement (Second) of Torts § 652A cmt. a (1977).

[4] See C.R.S. §§ 13-21-1401 et seq; 18-7-107, 108


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