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Indiana Privacy: What you need to know

Indiana recognizes the common law tort for invasion of privacy, which provides that one who invades the right of privacy of another is subject to liability for the resulting harm to the interests of the other person (Doe v. Methodist Hosp., 690 N.E.2d 681 (Ind. 1997)).
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The right of privacy is invaded by:
• Unreasonable intrusions on the seclusion of others;
• Appropriating another's name or likeness;
• Giving unreasonable publicity to another's private life; or
• Using publicity that unreasonably places another in a false light before the public.
Indiana recognizes all four of the above common law privacy claims.
Government agencies. Indiana law requires that notice be provided to consumers when there has been a breach in the security, confidentiality, or integrity of computerized personal information maintained by a state agency or owned or licensed by a state agency. Notice must be sent without reasonable delay. Personal information includes an individual's first and last name or first initial and last name in combination with a Social Security number (SSN); driver's license or identification card number; or account number, credit card number, debit card number, security code, access code, or password of an individual's financial account (IN Code Sec. 4-1-11-1 et seq.).
Private employers. The state's security breach law applies to database owners, defined as individuals or businesses that own or license computerized data that includes personal information. Under the law, a database owner must disclose a breach in its security system to an Indiana resident whose:
• Unencrypted personal information was or may have been acquired by an unauthorized person; or
• Encrypted personal information ...

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