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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for South Dakota on
Q: What rights do children have in regards to privacy of a crime and against libel?

My 10 year old was present when the city park was vandalized. It was caught on the city cameras and reported to the police. We were never notified but a city worker took the surveillance videos with my child in it and showed it to other town members at the local bar. A family member heard about... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Apr 16, 2024

In the United States, children have certain rights to privacy, especially when it comes to their involvement in crimes or legal matters. Here are some key points:

1. Confidentiality: Juvenile court records are generally kept confidential to protect the child's privacy and future...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Libel & Slander for South Dakota on
Q: A boss told co-workers about private information about my record, what criminal charge is that?

My boss asked his state’s attorney uncle about my personal record, then proceeded to tell my co-workers about it to defame me. For one can his uncle just give him any info on anyone he wants? And if so what happens when he expresses those Private matters to employees?

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Aug 19, 2023

What private information was disclosed? Most personal information isn't protected. Public records contain a vast array of personal information, including criminal proceedings.

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