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Defamation

A defamatory statement is one that has caused or is likely to cause serious harm to the claimant’s reputation by making right-thinking people think substantially the worse of him/her.  Most defamatory statements impute morally blameworthy conduct to the claimant.  But this is not a necessary requirement.

Privacy – Misuse of Private Information

In order to prevent the publication of private information or images it is necessary for the claimant to establish a reasonable expectation of privacy