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Notre Dame Class Discussion Focuses on Libel Law in the Trump Era

(February 14, 2018) Richard C. Balough discussed libel and privacy law in the Trump era as part of a journalism class at the University of Notre Dame.

Mr. Balough explored President Trump’s statement that “our current libel laws are a sham and a disgrace and do not represent American values or American fairness” in light of the history of the development of libel laws in the United States.

Concerning privacy, Mr. Balough noted that today’s instant messaging, tweeting, and the pervasive monitoring of an individual’s activity may redefine what should be the proper bounds for an individual’s reasonable expectation of privacy.

Mr. Balough, a former journalist, focuses his practice on cyberspace, privacy, and protecting clients’ intellectual property.