Can I sue for misuse of private information?
Question Details: I am a subcontractor. The general contractor has on a number of occasions shared my personal/business payment and banking information with third parties without my consent. This was after being advised on a prior occasion not to do so. Do I have ground to sue for damages?
You can sue the general contractor for invasion of privacy. Invasion of privacy includes the public disclosure of private facts. Invasion of privacy also includes intrusion into a person's private affairs.
Damages for invasion of privacy include emotional distress. You may be able to recover punitive damages, which are a substantial amount to punish the intentional wrongful act of the general contractor.
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