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Videotaped suspect says Uber driver violated privacy

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Former Taco Bell executive Benjamin Golden of Newport Beach was arrested in November and charged with misdemeanor assault and battery for allegedly hitting 23-year-old driver Edward Caban. screengrab from YouTube/CLS AMG

A Newport Beach man who was videotaped beating an Uber driver is counter-suing the driver for violating his privacy - claiming the video could not be recorded without his express consent.

Initially, Benjamin Golden was sued for assault (and fired from his job) after the dash-camera video posted on YouTube showed him drunkenly smacking driver Edward Caban.

The legal questions in this case center around Golden's reasonable expectation of privacy, plus whether a crime was committed might nullify Golden's privacy rights.

Guest: 

Art Neill, Public Interest Lawyer, New Media Rights, which provides legal services, education, and public policy advocacy for creators, entrepreneurs, and internet users

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