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Colorado Privacy: What you need to know

Colorado recognizes all four common-law invasion of privacy claims: intrusion upon solitude or seclusion, public disclosure of private facts (e.g., unreasonable publicity given to one's private life), false-light privacy (e.g., publicity that normally places the other in a false light before the public), and appropriation of one's name or likeness.
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A person who knowingly observes or takes a photograph of another person's intimate parts without that person's consent, and in a situation where the person photographed has a reasonable expectation of privacy, commits criminal invasion of privacy. “Photograph” includes a photograph, motion picture, videotape, live feed, print, negative, slide, or other mechanically, electronically, digitally, or chemically reproduced visual material (CO Rev. Stat. Sec. 18-7-801).
Eavesdropping is a crime when a person not visibly present during a conversation:
• Knowingly overhears or records the conversation without the consent of at least one party to the conversation;
• Intentionally overhears or records the conversation for the purpose of committing, aiding, or abetting the commission of a crime;
• Knowingly uses for any purpose, attempts to use, or discloses to another the contents of the conversation while knowing or having reason to know the information was obtained in violation of the eavesdropping law; or
• Knowingly aids, authorizes, agrees with, employs, permits, or intentionally conspires with any person to violate the eavesdropping law.
Eavesdropping is a Class 1 misdemeanor. (CO Rev. Stat. Sec. 18-9-304).
State law prohibits wiretapping. “Wiretapping” is committed by someone who is not a sender or intended receiver of telephone ...

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