Anaheim, CA asked in Internet Law and Libel & Slander for California

Q: Can I sue a gym or employees who work at a gym for using my personal information and posting it on social media?

Somehow, my social media and business were discovered even though I have not told anyone, and my suspicions were confirmed after my social media was tagged by only people who go to my gym.

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Robert Kane
Robert Kane
  • Eagan, MN
  • Licensed in California

A: It depends what was posted.

James L. Arrasmith
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  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: In the United States, if a gym or its employees used and shared your personal information without your consent, especially if it impacts your business or social media presence, you might have grounds for legal action. This could potentially be a breach of privacy or confidentiality, depending on the specifics of your membership agreement and the nature of the information shared. It's important to gather evidence of this unauthorized use and consider the context and content of the posts. Consulting with an attorney who has expertise in privacy law and social media-related issues would be advisable to assess the strength of your case and the appropriate legal remedies. They can guide you through the process of potentially pursuing a lawsuit and advise on the likelihood of success based on the details of the situation.

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