CJ Griffin Quoted in Articles on Privacy Rights Standards

CJ Griffin Quoted in Articles on Privacy Rights Standards

June 17, 2020
Attorneys

CJ Griffin, Director of the Justice Gary S. Stein Public Interest Center at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, was quoted in articles addressing a recent New Jersey Supreme Court case which addressed the privacy rights of individuals who are spied upon by hidden cameras in private places such as bathroom stalls.

Griffin was quoted in the Law360 article, “NJ Justices Nix Privacy Suit Over Office Building Cameras.”

While the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey joined the case as a friend of the court in support of the women, an ACLU attorney said the group was nonetheless pleased that the court recognized that placing a camera in a private area runs afoul of privacy law.

"We are pleased that the court recognized that the mere placement of a secret camera in a bathroom stall is a privacy violation and that the court rejected any standard that would require victims to provide direct evidence of the privacy intrusion, such as video footage showing their images. The court correctly recognized that such a standard is far too rigid, especially in this day and age where many cameras simply livestream onto the internet or social media," C.J. Griffin of Pashman Stein Walder Hayden PC, representing the ACLU, told Law360 in an email.

Griffin was also quoted in a New Jersey Law Journal article on law.com, “In Case of Janitor Planting Restroom Cameras, Court Clarifies 'Intrusion Upon Seclusion' Standard.”

Please click here for an online version of the Law360 article.

Please click here for an online version of the New Jersey Law Journal article on law.com.