Oct. 8 - WGN-TV
For example, an Illinois businessman went to prison for taking pictures through a hotel peephole of Fox sports host, Erin Andrews. That was clearly illegal, but what about those topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge? In France, the publisher was fined and ordered to turn over the photos. However, if the pictures were taken in Illinois it would be a different story says John Marshall Law School privacy professor, Leslie Reis.
“European laws tend to be a lot more protective of privacy and give a lot more protection about the distribution of information about individuals. Here, we have a lot more flexibility with respect to the gathering of information and how information is distributed,” according to Reis.