Almost every state recognizes some right of privacy under the law. Most state laws attempt to strike a balance between the individual’s right to privacy and the public interest in freedom of the press.
The two primary types of invasion of privacy actions are intrusion upon seclusion and publication of private facts. You can also be liable for portraying someone in a false light, misappropriating their image or likeness, violating their right of publicity, or even for fraud or trespass over gathering the news.
Recording of phone calls is strictly controlled by state laws.