Hypothetical person who sensibly exercises qualities of attention, knowledge, intelligence and judgment. Used as legal standard to determine negligence.
A phrase used to refer to that hypothetical person who exercises those qualities of attention, knowledge, intelligence, and judgment which society requires of its members for the protection of its own interests and the interests of others.
The concept of "reasonable person" is intended to ensure that personal information is only collected, used or disclosed for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances. The reasonable person test is contextual and objective.