Distinguishing harm from misuse in privacy law: Khuja v Times Newspapers – Paul Wragg

22 07 2017

The long-awaited judgment in Khuja (formerly known as PNM) v Times Newspapers Limited is the right decision.  But it was not unanimously decided.  It is on the dissenting judgments of Lords Kerr and Wilson that this post focuses.  Read the rest of this entry »





News: Supreme Court dismisses claimant’s appeal in PNM v Times Newspapers case

19 07 2017

In a judgment handed down today ([2017] UKSC 49) the UK Supreme Court, by a majority of 5:2, dismissed the appeal of the claimant from the refusal of Tugendhat J and the Court of Appeal to grant an injunction to prevent his name being disclosed in connection with a criminal investigation. Read the rest of this entry »





Seamus Milne and the ‘Mystery Blonde’: Five years after Leveson the press still ignores privacy – Hugh Tomlinson QC

14 07 2017

On Tuesday 11 July 2017, the Times ran a story under the headline “Corbyn adviser Seamus Milne in clinch ‘with lawyer'”.  The story was illustrated by long lens photographs of Mr Milne and barrister Jennifer Robinson in an East London hotel. Read the rest of this entry »





‘CanadaCreep’ case highlights need for better Canadian privacy laws – Emily Laidlaw

12 07 2017

File 20170628 31267 1c3yd07The story broke in mid-June of “CanadaCreep”, the Twitter account with 17,000 followers that posted photos and videos of unsuspecting women around Calgary.  The kicker was that the material focused on women’s breast, genital and buttocks regions, including “upskirting” videos (filmed up women’s skirts). Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Statements in open court in defamation and privacy claims – Max Campbell

5 07 2017

In Sir Cliff Richard OBE v the BBC and Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police ([2017] EWHC 1648 (Ch)), Mr Justice Mann reviewed the law on statements in open court, and the grounds upon which the court might refuse to permit them. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Privacy injunction claim against Channel 4 dismissed – Media Lawyer

22 06 2017

On 15 June 2017, a man who featured in a short sequence in a Channel 4 documentary about a grassroots movement to stop bailiffs evicting people from their homes failed in a bid to get a last-minute court order to block transmission of the programme. Read the rest of this entry »





Sir Cliff Richard v the BBC: privacy rights and criminal investigations – Tom Rudkin

20 06 2017

The helicopter images broadcast as police raided Sir Cliff Richard’s home in Sunningdale were unquestionably one of the most controversial news segments of 2014.  The case highlights the issue of privacy rights in criminal investigations. Read the rest of this entry »