The Sun and Mail Websites and Pippa Middleton: Double Fault – Sarah Webb and Emily Gailey

1 07 2016

HawkeyeIt appears that the press have learned nothing after the Daily Mail lost the Paul Weller appeal last November ([2015] EWCA Civ 1176). Whilst that case involved the photographing of children, the Court of Appeal reasserted the five criteria to be considered as to whether the use of a photograph breaches an individual’s Article 8 rights. Read the rest of this entry »

Photographing Children: The Sun, Kai Rooney and the Data Protection Act – Hugh Tomlinson QC

28 06 2016

New Sunday Sun tabloidThe Sun illustrated its front page report on the England football team’s humiliating defeat at the hands of Iceland with a photograph of Wayne Rooney’s 6 year old son, Kai, in tears. Several other pictures of Kai at the match appeared in Sun Online. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »