Oklahoma Privacy: What you need to know

Oklahoma recognizes all four common-law invasion of privacy claims:
• Intrusion on 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 (McCormack v. Oklahoma Publ. Co., 613 P.2d 737 (Okla. 1980)).
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Identity theft is a felony in Oklahoma. A person commits identity theft when he or she:
• Obtains the personal identifying information of another person to obtain money, credit, goods, property, or service in that person's name without his or her consent;
• Uses the personal identity of another person, or any information relating to the personal identity of another person, to fraudulently obtain credit or anything of value;
• Lends, sells, or otherwise offers the use of one's own personal identifying information to allow another person to obtain any identifying document in his or her name; or
• Creates, modifies, alters, or changes any personal identifying information of another person to obtain money, credit, goods, property, service, or anything of value, or to control, use, waste, hinder, or encumber another person's credit, accounts, goods, property, title, interests, benefits, or entitlements without the consent of that person (OK Stat. Tit. 21 Sec. 1533.1).
Personal identifying information includes an individual's name; address; Social Security number (SSN); date of birth; place of business or employment; debit, credit, or account numbers; or driver's license number.
State law generally prohibits the interception or attempted interception of any wire, oral, ...

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