News: MGN damages appeal to be heard on 20 and 21 October 2015

1 10 2015

mirror_1839320bThe Court of Appeal has listed the appeal in the privacy damages case of Gulati v MGN on 20 and 21 October 2015.  No indication has yet been given as to the constitution of the court. Read the rest of this entry »

The internet hasn’t killed privacy, but it has changed it forever- Jose Such

27 09 2015

frk5pkff-1442405564When people say “privacy is dead”, it’s usually for one of two reasons. Either they truly believe that privacy is irrelevant or unachievable in today’s hyper-connected world or, more often, that not enough is being done to protect privacy when huge amounts of personal information are being posted online. Although I agree more could be done to protect privacy online, I believe that privacy is not dead, it’s just changing forms. Read the rest of this entry »

Google Spain: French data protection authority rejects Google appeal

23 09 2015

cnil-googleThe French data protection authority, the CNIL, has dismissed an internal administrative appeal by Google Inc against its ruling that the decision in Google Spain requires delisting on all versions of the search engine, including Read the rest of this entry »

Confidence, privacy and a question of fax: butler’s claim can’t be struck out – Jeremy Phillips

19 09 2015

Burrell BookOf note on account of the fact that it pitches one seasoned manipulator of the media against another is Paul Burrell v Max Clifford [2015] EWHC 2001 (Ch),  a High Court, Chancery Division, decision from England and Wales, delivered by Mr Justice Mann on 25 June 2015. This blogpost is based on a note on subscription-based service Lawtel; the full judgment has not yet been uploaded on to BAILII. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law, Northern Ireland: McAuley v Sunday Newspapers Ltd, Application for media injunction under Articles 2 and 3 dismissed – Hugh Tomlinson QC

9 09 2015

High-Court-BelfastOn 26 August 2015, Stephens J sitting in the Queen’s Bench Division in Northern Ireland, handed down judgment in the case of McAuley v Sunday Newspapers Ltd ([2015] NIQB 74).  The Judge dismissed an application by the plaintiff for an injunction to prevent two newspapers from “harassing, pestering, annoying or molesting” him by publication of information.  He also rejected the plaintiff’s application to continue reporting restriction and anonymization orders. Read the rest of this entry »

Ashley Madison breach reveals the rise of the moralist hacker – Bill Buchanan

7 09 2015

Ashley Madison Full DeleteThere’s value in more than just credit card data, as Avid Life Media (ALM), parent company of the extramarital affair website Ashley Madison, has found out after being raided for millions of their customer’s details. Read the rest of this entry »

To pap or not to pap: Some advice on news pictures and privacy – Amber Melville-Brown

31 08 2015

prince_george_handoutA letter from the Queen means you’ve reached the ripe old age of 100. A letter from Kensington Palace may mean you’ve overstepped the mark snapping pictures of a royal prince. Read the rest of this entry »


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