The Prince, his mistress and his lovechild: a feminist perspective on Couderc and Hachette Filipacchi Associés v. France – Nani Jansen

25 02 2015

albert10_thumbMale celebrity has affair with woman. Woman shares story with public. Woman’s version of events gets shut down by the courts. The end. It is an all too familiar story that seems to repeat itself over and over again. When it comes to information disclosing the infidelity of powerful men, national courts have often been more than helpful in expeditiously securing the silence of the women involved in such affairs, accrediting more weight to the man’s claims of privacy, than the woman’s right to tell the tale of what was ultimately her affair as well. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: JX MX v. Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust, Court of Appeal supports anonymity orders in personal injury approval hearings – David Hart QC

21 02 2015

baby-birth-injuryFor some years there has been debate between the judges about whether anonymity orders should be made when very seriously injured people’s claims are settled and the court is asked to approve the settlement.   Read the rest of this entry »





Conference: The Campbell Legacy: A Decade of “Misuse of Private Information”, Newcastle, 17 April 2015

17 02 2015

Naomi CampbellThe 2004 decision of the House of Lords in Campbell v Mirror Group Newspapers ([2004] 2 AC 457) was a significant case regarding privacy, and for human rights law and tort law more generally. Its influence is clear in current debates on the future of the Human Rights Act (particularly as we approach the General Election), and the relationship between the press, the State and the public. Read the rest of this entry »





Privacy Issues in New Zealand: Sex with the Office Lights on – Nicole Moreham

13 02 2015

office-romp-1200Everyone in New Zealand was talking about the law of privacy last week.  This was not because of an important new Supreme Court decision or an interesting legislative proposal.  It was because the previous Friday night, two colleagues in a Christchurch insurance firm had late-evening sex in their office, with the lights on, in full view of a pub full of people across the road. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Australia: Wilson v Ferguson, Damages of $48,400 for explicit Facebook photos and video – Yvonne Kux

8 02 2015

gazetteA 31-year-old female mine worker whose jilted lover posted sexually explicit images and videos of her on his Facebook page has been awarded damages of $48,404. Read the rest of this entry »





Are Privacy Super-Injunctions now Obsolete? – Ian Felstead

5 02 2015

AnonymousIn 2011, superinjunctions were the talk of the town. Fast forward to 2014, not a single application for a privacy injunction was made in London between January and June. In the age of social media, has seeking a privacy injunction become completely pointless? Read the rest of this entry »





United States: The Company Computer System, the Employee and Email Privacy – Susan Brenner

1 02 2015

Ctappeald4d3This post examines an opinion the California Court of Appeals for the Second District recently issued in a civil case:  American International Group, Inc. v. Superior Court, 2014 WL 7463887 [doc]. The court begins by explaining how the case arose and what it involved: It began with “American International Group, Inc., and International Lease Finance Corporation” (collectively ILFC) suing Read the rest of this entry »








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