Nebraska Privacy laws & HR compliance analysis

Nebraska Privacy: What you need to know

Statutory. Nebraska law expressly provides the right to privacy and allows its citizens to sue if that right is violated (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 2020-201 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.
Social Security numbers. Subject to certain exceptions, employers may not:
• Publicly post or display in any manner more than the last four digits of an employee's SSN;
• Require an employee to transmit more than the last four digits of his or her SSN over the Internet unless the connection is secure or the information is encrypted;
• Require an employee to use more than the last four digits of his or her SSN to access an Internet website unless a password, unique personal identification number, or other authentication device is also required; or
• Require an employee to use more than the last four digits of his or her SSN as an employee number for any employment-related activity (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 48-237).
Wiretapping. 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 ...

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