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Vicarious liability for misuse of private information

By Jonathan Barnes

Publisher: Lexis®PSL
Date of Publication: 24 Apr 2016


5RB‘s Jonathan Barnes examines in detail the recent High Court decision in Axon v Ministry of Defence and its implications for privacy claims arising from unauthorised disclosure to the media, as well as for vicarious liability and limitation. The judgment is also illustrative of the situation where those in (quasi) public roles are likely to find it difficult to establish a reasonable expectation of privacy in respect of misconduct committed in those roles.

This article was first published on Lexis®PSL IP & IT on 24 April 2016.

5RB‘s Christina Michalos acted for the Ministry of Defence in Axon v Ministry of Defence.


Vicarious liability for misuse of private information