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If a breach of privacy (personal details of a" assault" on a

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If a breach of privacy (personal details of a "sexual assault" on a college campus (no physical, verbal or threat-only a couple of "flirting" consensual texts and only occurrence between two people) were distributed on the internet to parties who had nothing to do with the case advised that they had received the information and reported back to the sender that it had been sent inappropriately to their attention - does it qualify for suing the college for this breach of privacy exposure. Obviously, it impacts job status and future job status and potential loss of income.
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: MA
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: yes but only within the campus committee who reviews the case - they of course have one objective -protect the college, but they've made a major mistake we believe in not paying attention to what they did and are trying to dismiss the importance of doing so. If litigation were to be involved, it would need to be followed up with a civil action as you can't bring a lawyer into the case while it remains within campus committee.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: not really
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 1 month ago.

It is hard to determine if you have a claim. If you have actually suffered some damages then yes you absolutely have a claim for their negligent management of this info, but if you have not actually suffered the loss of a job or interview opportunity for example, then a lawsuit would not be fruitful.

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