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Revenge Porn Lawsuits

The Lyon Firm focuses on personal privacy claims, including data privacy, revenge porn and other privacy violations. We aim to compensate you for any unlawful invasion of privacy incident.

It is illegal for individuals or companies to publish or distribute pornographic materials of another individual without their consent. Laws make it clear that intimate images must be protected. Individuals are thereby protected by law against cases of unwanted published pornography, instances of “revenge porn,” or other related sensitive invasions of privacy.

Until relatively recently, despite the legal morass related to social media content and publishing unwanted materials, there were few privacy protections for individuals. But newer laws now regulate “commercial pornographic content,” which require consent–an affirmative, conscious, and voluntary authorization made by an individual, free from force, fraud, misrepresentation, or coercion.

Individuals whose face or body appears in whole or in part in an intimate visual depiction and who is identifiable by their face, likeness, or other distinguishing characteristic (such as a unique birthmark or other recognizable feature) or from information displayed in connection with the visual depiction, now have more privacy rights regarding the distribution of intimate images.

It is illegal to transfer, publish, distribute, or make accessible any intimate images of individuals without their consent.

How Do you Define Consent?

Proving consent is critical to any revenge porn case. The law establishes the fact that just because an individual consents to the creation of the photo or depiction does not mean the person consented to its widespread distribution.

Even if an individual discloses an intimate visual depiction (sends or texts a nude photo to someone) that individual has no right to forward that personal material. The original sender does not necessarily “consent” for that image or depiction to be further disclosed to others.

In the case of an individual who is under 18 years of age, incompetent, incapacitated, or deceased, the legal guardian of the individual may assume the identifiable individual’s legal rights.

What is Considered Pornography?

The law references “intimate visual depictions,” which means a visual depiction, as that term is defined as such:

  • The uncovered genitals, pubic area, anus, or post-pubescent female nipple
  • The display or transfer of bodily sexual fluids in contact with that person’s form

Can I Sue for Revenge Porn?

An individual may recover the actual damages sustained by the individual or liquidated damages in the amount of $150,000, and the cost of attorney’s fees and other litigation costs.

To further protect a plaintiff, courts may grant injunctive relief to maintain the confidentiality of a plaintiff using a pseudonym.

Individuals may not bring legal action after consenting to commercial pornographic content, unless that content was produced by force, fraud, misrepresentation, or coercion of the depicted individual.

Contact The Lyon Firm following any revenge porn incident or if any individual or company is publishing your likeness in relation to intimate visual depictions.

Invasion of Privacy Attorney

The Lyon Firm represents individuals in a wide variety of plaintiff invasion of privacy lawsuits. If you have been a victim of personal data theft, data misuse or another breach of online privacy, you should contact a digital media lawyer to investigate the claim.

For moderate to serious offenses, it is not advisable to resolve a data privacy claim without professional counsel. You will not pay any fee unless The Lyon Firm is able to reach a settlement and compensate you fully for damages. A free consultation with Joe Lyon is your right.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Class Action Privacy Lawyer representing individuals in Digital Privacy lawsuits and claims both locally and nationally.

As technology has become more widely available and the ease of transmitting data has developed, we are seeing our personal privacy diminish. Such developments have been wonderful for the ease of our lives, though an online invasion of privacy can be devastating. Recently there have been a number of concerning reports of private companies disclosing private data or utilizing private data for unauthorized uses.

In some of the toughest times in your personal life, you may need the help of an attorney to help navigate the best way through legal recourse and the potential for rightful compensation.

Filing lawsuits may not be your first choice in settling a personal matter, but in the end it may be the only way to move forward and hold someone accountable.

Privacy is a basic right in the United States, and any individual or company who violates an individual’s privacy can be held liable in a lawsuit.

Invasion of Privacy Damages

Individuals suffer a great deal of emotional distress in times of private uncertainty. Plaintiffs have filed claims based on the loss of business and the loss of reputation. Privacy suits can recover compensation for the following:

  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Disgorgement of any illicit monetary gains
  • Punitive Damages

As technology enters into almost every aspect of our daily life, we are seeing our privacy diminish. Instances of invasions of privacy are reported in many corporate and private affairs. 

Statute of Limitations

A Statute of limitations refers to the period of time a plaintiffs has to file a lawsuit before legal action is no longer possible. These time period differ based on practice area, location and circumstance.

Plaintiffs have one year from the date of the act to contact an invasion of privacy attorney and file a personal data claim. 

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Why are Privacy Cases important?

Privacy breaches and revenge porn cases can result in life-altering financial losses and reputational damages. Such losses can have devastating financial consequences on individuals and families if not properly compensated. Tort law allows those individuals to seek just legal recourse through privacy and personal data lawsuits.

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Questions about Personal Data & Privacy Cases

What are common types of privacy lawsuits?

Invasion of privacy lawsuits may cover practice areas including personal data theft, data misuse, employer negligence, data breaches, defamation, medical record breaches, and identity theft. 

what is invasion of privacy?

Under the law, invasion of privacy is the unjustifiable intrusion into the personal life of another without consent. Common types of invasion of privacy torts include intrusion of solitude, appropriation of a name or likeness, false light and public disclosure of private facts. 

Can I sue someone for invading my privacy?

It’s possible, but viable cases generally involve financial damages and serious emotional distress. If you think you have a case, contact an attorney to review. 

What is the Legal Process?

Pre-Suit Investigation and Negotiations: Personal Privacy lawsuits are unique and require a thorough investigation before a lawsuit is filed. An initial investigation involves gathering all relevant information. Preservation letters are drafted to notify the defendant of the case. The duty to preserve electronic evidence is critical in most cases to prevent spoliation.

Filing a Privacy Lawsuit: If pre-suit negotiations are unsuccessful, then a lawsuit must be filed to preserve the statute of limitations. Filing a lawsuit early in the process is often necessary to begin gathering evidence while the witnesses memories are fresh and documents remain available.

Once a privacy suit is filed by your attorney, the court will set a case management schedule and the parties will begin exchanging information in the formal process of discovery. Depositions will be taken to preserve testimony for trial and to understand what certain witnesses are likely to say at trial.

Proving Negligence, Causation and Damages: In addition to lay witness testimony and other documentary evidence, privacy claims rely upon evidence to prove negligence, causation and damages. 


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