Arizona Privacy laws & HR compliance analysis

Arizona Privacy: What you need to know

Arizona 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 (Godbehere v. Phoenix Newspapers, Inc., 783 P.2d 781 (Ariz. 1989)).
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In addition, Arizona's state constitution guarantees citizens' right not to be disturbed in their private affairs or have their homes invaded without the authority of the law (Ariz. Const., art. 2, Sec. 8).
A person commits a felony when he or she knowingly takes, purchases, manufactures, records, possesses, or uses any identifying information of another person or entity without consent, with the intent to obtain or use the person's or entity's identity for any unlawful purpose, to cause loss to a person or entity, or with the intent to obtain or continue employment (AZ Rev. Stat. Sec. 13-2008).
State law prohibits intentionally intercepting or procuring any wire, oral, or electronic communication individually or through another person. The law further prohibits disclosing or using the communication that was obtained illegally. Violation of the statute constitutes a felony (AZ Rev. Stat. Sec. 13-3005 et seq.). However, it is lawful for a person to intercept a communication when the interception is consented to by at least one party to the communication or consented to by a person who is present during the communication (AZ Rev. Stat. Sec. 13-3012).
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