Background and updates on Privacy
The 10-point guide to issuing super-injunctions
Ten principles to be considered
when individuals seek super-injunctions to avoid “open justice”
have been endorsed by the Court of Appeal.
Wayne Rooney's private life and the
takes place between Mr Rooney and Ms Thompson behind the closed doors
of a hotel bedroom is, at first sight, private. It relates to an indisputable
area of private life: sexual relations. Under the general law and the
clause 3 of the PCC Code, its publication requires justification in terms
of the public interest. Doubtless these points were given careful consideration
by the editors. Their reasoning is unfortunately not fully explained in
and golfers have led the stampede of high-profile names increasingly willing
to go to court to fend off unwelcome interest from newspapers."
Privacy: the law in action
the media can publish private information about an identifiable individual,
without their consent, will depend upon an ‘intense’ scrutiny
of the facts. The court decides where the balance is to be struck between
the competing rights, Articles 8 and 10, by considering each item of information
(including any photograph) to determine whether its publication is ‘proportionate."-
Heather Rogers QC.
Campbell: Mirror loses on privacy issue but wins battle over inflated legal costs
Nearly 10 years after The Mirror
printed these pictures of Naomi Campbell leaving a Narcotics Anonymous
meeting, the European Court of Human Rights brought a protracted legal
tussle to an end. The court rejected the Mirror's claim that the decision
in the House of Lords in favour of Campbell's privacy was an interference
with the paper's right to freedom of expression but, in a finding of great
importance for the media generally, they accepted that no-win no-fee arrangements
generally did indeed have a chilling effect on the media's freedom of
expression. The Mirror's costs in the Campbell case were in the region
of £1,000,000. The paper will now discuss compensation with the
UPDATES AND BACKGROUND TO NEWSDESK LAW
Dacre v Eady
In Newsdesk Law we referred to the debate sparked by Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre's attack on Mr Justice Eady following his judgement in the Max Mosley case. Set out below is, first, the Mail's onslaught, then Dacre's speech in full, and then the counter-attacks from the legal establishment and a summing-up from The Guardian's Polly Toynbee.
Now, for the legal implications of the Mosley judgement read the blog below by Andrew Scott, media law expert and co-author of 'Carter-Ruck on Libel and Slander'
In Newsdesk Law we picked out the privacy cases launched by the Harry Potter author JK Rowling and Princess Caroline of Monaco as setting new criteria in privacy law.Here are contemporary reports on the verdicts from the Guardian's excellent Media section plus their analysis following a subsequent privacy victory for Hugh Grant and Liz Hurley.