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    Default invasion of privacy vs. privacy invasion

    William Yockey, 28, accuses the Seattle-based global coffee chain of invasion of privacy, negligence, "intentional infliction of emotional distress" and negligent hiring, training and supervision of staff.
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    Would it be okay to say "privacy invasion" in place of invasion of privacy?

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    Default Re: invasion of privacy vs. privacy invasion

    Greetings,

    I am a high school pupil from Singapore.

    Your question basically means whether 'privacy invasion' and 'invasion of privacy' are the same. My answer to you is: 'Yes, they are. Thus, they can be used interchangeably in any context'.

    Cheerio,

    Pham Duc Minh Anh
    Last edited by phamduc.minhanh; 22-Sep-2011 at 19:14.

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    Default Re: invasion of privacy vs. privacy invasion

    Quote Originally Posted by phamduc.minhanh View Post
    Your question basically means whether 'privacy invasion' and 'invasion of privacy' are the same. My answer to you is: 'Yes, they are. Thus they can be used interchangeably in any context'.

    Source: high school pupil in Singapore.
    Yes, they do mean the same thing, but they can't "be used interchangeably in any context." "Invasion of privacy" is a legal term; "privacy invasion" is not.

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    Default Re: invasion of privacy vs. privacy invasion

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    Yes, they do mean the same thing, but they can't "be used interchangeably in any context." "Invasion of privacy" is a legal term; "privacy invasion" is not.
    Greetings,

    I am a high school pupil from Singapore.

    Thank you very much for pointing this out.

    Cheerio,

    Pham Duc Minh Anh
    Last edited by phamduc.minhanh; 22-Sep-2011 at 18:56.

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