Articles & Publications
Vicarious liability for misuse of private information
By Jonathan Barnes
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.