News: Supreme Court refuses permission to appeal in Weller children paparazzi photographs case

26 03 2016

Paparazzi-cameras-012The Supreme Court has refused Associated Newspapers Limited permission to appeal against the decision awarding damages and an injunction to the three children of the singer Paul Weller following the publication in the Daily Mail of photographs of them taken in public places in California. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Weller v Associated Newspapers, Privacy invaded by publication of unpixelated photographs of children – Mathilde Groppo

5 12 2015

Lord-DysonOn 20 November 2015, the Master of the Rolls, Tomlinson and Bean LJJ handed down judgment in Weller & Ors v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 1176, upholding Dingemans J’s finding of liability for misuse of private information (and breach of the DPA, although this did not add anything as it was common ground that the claim for infringement of the DPA would either stand or fall with the claim for misuse of private information). Read the rest of this entry »





Air Crash Media: Photography, Privacy and Grief – Amber Melville-Brown

27 08 2015

phoneography2Car crash TV is defined in the Urban Dictionary as ‘any TV programme that, like a recent car crash in the street, you know you shouldn’t watch, you know you’ll regret looking, but you just can’t help yourself’. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Re Application by JR 38 for Judicial Review, Supreme Court sharply divided on whether Article 8 engaged for child suspected of committing crime in public – Alex Bailin QC

4 07 2015

RiotThe UK Supreme Court was divided 3-2 in the recent appeal of Re an application by JR 38 for Judicial Review ([2015] UKSC 42) on whether Article 8 ECHR was engaged for a child aged 14 who was suspected of involvement in criminal rioting. Read the rest of this entry »





Photographs of Children: poll shows majority favour criminalising photographs published without parental consent

9 01 2015

ProtectAn opinion poll has shown strong public support for a campaign to protect children’s privacy by preventing the media from publishing photographs of children without parental consent.  A total of 67% of respondents strongly agreed or agreed that the publication of such photographs should be made a criminal offence. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Weller v Associated Newspapers Limited, Paparazzi, beware – Alexia Bedat

20 04 2014

Paul WellerOn 16 April 2014, Mr Justice Dingemans in the Queen’s Bench Division handed down judgment in Wellers & Ors v Associated Newspapers Limited [2014] EWHC 1163 (QB), awarding Paul Weller’s three children a total of £10,000 damages for misuse of private information. Read the rest of this entry »





Has the Weller case created an image right in relation to the facial expressions of children? – Louise Turner

18 04 2014

Louise TurnerThe singer Paul Weller, acting on behalf of three of his children, was successful in his privacy action against Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) in relation to seven unpixellated photographs of the children and their father out shopping on a public street and relaxing in a café in Los Angeles. The photographs, in particular, showed the faces of all three children. They were published on Mail Online on 21 October 2012.  Read the rest of this entry »








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