Privacy Harms: A Taxonomy to Understand Privacy Violations

Recognized Harms

These are harms that have been consistently recognized under the law and supported by the court system.

Disputed Harms

These are harms that have either not been recognized or inconsistently recognized by the law.

Takeaways

Harms that have a direct impact on individuals, such as physical, economic, or emotional harms, have been recognized by the judicial system as punishable by law. When privacy violations harm individuals in these ways, the courts require those responsible for the violations to make amends for the injury.

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Jessica Outlaw

Jessica Outlaw

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