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Nebraska Privacy: What you need to know

Nebraska law expressly provides the right to privacy and allows its citizens to sue if that right is violated (NE Rev. Stat. Sec. 20-201 et seq.).
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Specifically, Nebraska recognizes three separate legal claims for invasion of privacy:
• Exploitation of a person's name, picture, portrait, or personality for advertising or commercial purposes;
• Intrusion upon one's solitude or seclusion; and
• Publicity that places a person in a false light in the public eye.
A person cannot sue for invasion of privacy if he or she expressly or implicitly consented to the publication or intrusion, as long as it does not deviate from what the person consented to.
Identity theft, or "criminal impersonation," is a crime in Nebraska. A person commits criminal impersonation if he or she:
• Provides false personal identifying information or a false personal identification document to a court or law enforcement officer;
• Pretends to be a representative of some person or organization to gain a financial benefit and to deceive or harm another;
• Carries on any profession, business, or other occupation without a license, certificate, or other authorization as required by law; or
• Provides false personal identifying information or a false personal identification document to an employer to obtain employment (NE Rev. Stat. Sec. 28-638).
Except as specifically provided by law, it is a crime to:
• Intentionally intercept any wire, electronic, or oral communication;
• Intentionally use any electronic, mechanical, or other device to intercept an oral communication;
• Intentionally disclose to any other person the contents of any unlawfully intercepted wire, electronic, or oral communication;
• Intentionally use the ...

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