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Stadler v Currys Group Ltd

Data protection – misuse of private information – breach of confidence – negligence – smart devices – Jameel – de minimis – allocation

[2022] EWHC 160 (QB) - High Court, Queen’s Bench Division

Judge HHJ Lewis (sitting as a Judge of the High Court)

Johnson v Eastlight Community Homes

Data Protection – Misuse of Private Information – Breach of Confidence – Negligence – Jameel – De Minimis – Allocation

[2021] EWHC 3069 (QB) - High Court (QBD)

Judge Master Thornett

Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Misuse of private information-breach of copyright-summary judgment and/or strike out of defence

[2021] EWHC 273 (Ch) - High Court, Chancery Division, Business and Property Courts, Intellectual Property List

Judge Warby J

Soriano v Forensic News & ors

Libel - section 9 Defamation Act 2013 - jurisdiction - service-out - forum conveniens - malicious falsehood - GDPR - data protection - establishment - extra-territoriality - service gateways - centre of interests

[2021] EWHC 56 (QB) - High Court (Media & Communications List)

Judge Jay J

Greenstein v Campaign against Antisemitism

Defamation - Libel - s3, Defamation Act 2013 - Honest Opinion - Malice - Truth - Spent Convictions - Whether the Defendant should be granted summary judgment - Whether the malice plea should be struck out - Data Protection - Misuse of Private Information - Spent Convictions- Abuse of Process

[2020] EWHC 2951 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mrs Justice Tipples

JQL v NTP

Privacy - breach of confidence - social media - real and substantial tort - general damages - aggravated damages - injunctive relief

[2020] EWHC 1349 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge HHJ Lewis (Sitting as a Judge of the High Court)

CWD v Nevitt & Ors

Privacy - defamation - anonymity - r16 order - reporting restrictions - s11 Contempt of Court Act 1981

[2020] EWHC 1289 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Steyn J

ZXC v Bloomberg LP

Misuse of Private Information – Breach of Confidence – Data Protection Act 1998 – Article 8 – Article 10 – criminal investigations – letter of request – journalism

[2020] EWCA Civ 611 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Justice Underhill; Lord Justice Bean; Lord Justice Simon

BVG v LAR (No 2)

Blackmail - Privacy - Misuse of Private Information - Harassment - Summary Judgment - Final Injunction

[2020] EWHC 931 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Nicol J

DSM SFG Group Holdings Limited v Kelly

Breach of Confidence - Harassment - Discharge of Undertakings to the Court - The extent, if at all, that it is permissible for a litigant to rely on confidential information, obtained by covert recording of another's premises, to support a legal claim before that litigant has established the right to use that information

[2019] EWCA Civ 2256 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Justice Davis; Lord Justice Simon

UKIP Ltd v Braine & Ors

Injunction - Without Notice - Blackmail - Disclosure - Breach of Confidence – s.12, Human Rights Act 1998 - Interim Non-Disclosure Orders

[2019] EWHC 3527 (QB) - High Court (QBD)

Judge Warby J

UUU v BBB

Blackmail - Harassment - Legitimate Expectation of Privacy - ECHR Article 8 - "Without Prejudice" privilege - Anonymity - Private Hearing - Practice Guidance: Interim Non-Disclosure Orders

[2019] EWHC 3190 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Steyn J

SOJ v JAO

Injunction - Without Notice - Private Hearing- Anonymity - Blackmail - Data Protection - Privacy - Confidentiality - s12, Human Rights Act 1998

[2019] EWHC 2569 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Pepperall J

AAA v Rakoff

Injunction - Privacy – Anonymity - Expedition

[2019] EWHC 2525 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Nicklin J

BVC v EWF (No. 2)

Injunction - Privacy - Harassment - jurisdiction - summary judgment

[2019] EWHC 2506 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge HHJ Parkes QC

BVG v LAR (No 1)

Blackmail - Privacy - Misuse of Private Information - Harassment - Interim Injunction- Non-Disclosure Application

[2019] EWHC 2388 (QC) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Murray J

Choudhrie v Choudhrie

Declaration – Breach of confidence – Marital confidence – Strike out - Jameel Abuse

[2019] EWHC 2066 (Ch) - High Court (Chancery Division)

Judge HHJ Hodge QC (sitting as a judge of the High Court)

Various Claimants v Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC

Data Protection Act 1998  – Misuse of private information – Breach of confidence – Vicarious Liability

[2018] EWCA Civ 2239 - Court of Appeal

Judge The Master of the Rolls, Bean, Flaux LJJ

BVC v EWF

Privacy - injunction - internet publication - jurisdiction - special jurisdiction - Lugano Convention - centre of interests

[2018] EWHC 2674 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Karen Steyn QC (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge)

PML v Person(s) Unknown

Breach of Confidence – Blackmail - Injunction Against Person(s) Unknown – Application for continuation of interim injunction on return date – Derogations from Open Justice

[2018] EWHC 838 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division, Media and Communications List

Judge Nicklin J

(1) NT1 & (2) NT2 v Google LLC

"right to be forgotten" - Google Search engine - de-listing - Data Protection Act 1998 - misuse of private information - spent convictions - Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 - Google Spain SL & another v Agencia Espanola de Proteccion de Datos (AEPD) and another Case C-131/12 - Article 29 Working Party Guidelines

[2018] EWHC 799 (QB; [2018] EMLR 18; [2018] HRLR 13 - High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division, Media and Communications List

Judge Mr Justice Warby

NPV v QEL & ZED

Interim Injunction - Misuse of Private Information - Harassment - Protection from Harassment Act 1997 - Blackmail - Derogations from Open Justice - Anonymity - Private Hearing - Without Notice to the Defendants

[2018] EWHC 703 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division, Media and Communications List

Judge Nicklin J

R (on the application of Emblin) v Commissioners for HM Revenue & Customs

Judicial Review -Breach of Confidence - Legal Professional Privilege - Suspected Tax Avoidance Schemes -  No Confidence in Iniquity - Inducement to Breach Confidence - Alternative Remedies - s.316B Finance Act 2004 (voluntary disclosure to HMRC not restricted by any duty of confidentiality) -  Data Protection Act 1998

[2018] EWHC 626 (Admin) - Administrative Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Whipple J

AXB v BXA

Harassment – Misuse of Private Information – Deceit – Anonymity – Injunction

[2018] EWHC 588 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division, Media and Communications List

Judge Sir David Eady

Clarkson Plc v Person or Persons Unknown

Breach of Confidence - Injunction Against Person(s) Unknown - Application for Default Judgment and permanent injunction on paper - CPR 23.8 - Derogations from Open Justice 

[2018] EWHC 417 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division, Media and Communications List

Judge Warby J

Clarkson Plc v Person or Persons Unknown

Injunction - Breach of Confidence - Return Date - Derogations from Open Justice

ex tempore - Queen's Bench Division, Media and Communications List

Judge Warby J

LJY v Persons Unknown

Privacy - libel - harassment - injunction - blackmail

[2017] EWHC 3230 (QB) - High Court Queen's Bench Division

Judge Warby J

Various Claimants v WM Morrisons Supermarket PLC

In a trial of liability for breach of the Data Protection Act 1998, misuse of private information and breach of confidence: where a then employee of the D had made a copy of the Cs’ private/confidential information held on D’s payroll and uploaded it to the internet, was D liable either on a direct or vicarious liability basis? Data Protection Act 1998  – Misuse of private information – Breach of confidence – Vicarious liability – DPP7

[2017] EWHC3113 (QB); [2018] IRLR 200; [2018] EMLR 12 - High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Langstaff J

Blue v Ashley v Times Newspapers Limited

Open Justice - Disclosure - Application by a non-party for court documents - Power of the court to provide documents to a non-party - CPR 5.4C - CPR 32.12 -  CPR 32.13

[2017] EWHC 1553 (Comm) - Commercial Court

Judge Mr Justice Leggatt

Bains, Kazan-Allen & VNP v Moore, K2 Intelligence Ltd & Bigazzi

Breach of Confidence- Misuse of Private Information - Breach of statutory duty under the Data Protection Act 1998 - Interim Remedies - Delivery Up - Procedure - need for Particulars of Claim

[2017] EWHC 242 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sir Michael Tugendhat

Alcott v Ashworth (No. 2)

1980 Hague Convention - Children Act 1989 - Administration of Justice Act 1960 - Open Justice - Transparency - Family Courts - child abduction - privacy injunctions - reporting the courts - contempt of court  

[2016] EWHC 2414 (Fam) - High Court (Family Division)

Judge Alex Verdan QC sitting as a Judge of the High Court

AQA v Newsquest & ors

Injunctions - Misuse of Private Information - Without Notice - section 12 Human Rights Act - Open Justice - Coroners' Court

n/a - High Court of Justice

Judge Mrs Justice May

TLT v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Data Protection - privacy - misue of personal information – damage under the Data Protection Act 1998 – quantum in data protection claims – evidence in data protection claims

[2016] EWHC 2217 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mitting J

PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd (SC)

PJS v News Group Newspapers – Privacy – Injunction – Court of Appeal – Article 8 – Article 10 – Sun on Sunday – Publicity - Permission to Appeal - Appeal - Supreme Court - whether to uphold decision of Court of Appeal to discharge interim injunction

[2016] UKSC 26 - Supreme Court

Judge Lord Neuberger, Lady Hale, Lord Mance, Lord Reed, Lord Toulson

Sarah Lynette Webb v Lewis Silkin LLP

Misuse of private information – Statements in Open Court – Freedom of Expression – Privacy

[2016] EWHC 1225 (Ch) - High Court, Chancery Division

Judge Mr Justice Nugee

PJS v News Group Newspapers (2)

PJS v News Group Newspapers - Privacy - Injunction - Court of Appeal - Article 8 - Article 10 - Sun on Sunday - Publicity

[2016] EWCA Civ 393 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Lord Justice Jackson, Lady Justice King, Lord Justice Simon

Axon v Ministry of Defence

Privacy - Misuse of Personal Information - Breach of Confidence - Reasonable Expectation of Privacy - Vicarious Liability - Limitation - Operation Elveden

[2016] EWHC 787 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Nicol J

PJS v News Group Newspapers

Privacy - Injunction - Misuse of Private Information - Article 8 - Article 10 - Balancing exercise - Correcting the Record - Rights of Children

[2016] EWCA Civ 100 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Lord Justice Jackson, Lady Justice King

JPH v XYZ (No 2)

Privacy - injunction -  revenge porn -  anonymity - Article 8 ECHR - Article 10 ECHR - unless order - debarring order

[2015] EWHC - High Court (Queen's Bench Divison)

Judge Blake J

JPH v XYZ (No 1)

Privacy - without notice injunction - "revenge porn" - disclosure order - service by email

[2015] EWHC 2871 - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Popplewell J

YXB v TNO

Footballer refused injunction over alleged blackmail plot

[2015] EWHC 826 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Mr Justice Warby

Rufus v Elliott (preliminary issue)

Defamation - Libel - Meaning - Trial - Preliminary Issue

[2015] EWHC 807 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Warby J

CG v Facebook Ireland Ltd

Privacy - harassment - online publication - Facebook - publicising sex offender's identity and whereabouts - injunction - take-down

[2015] NIQB 11 - High Court of Northern Ireland, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Stephens J

Wilson v Ferguson

Equity - Breach of confidence - Online publication – “revenge pornography”

Remedies - Injunction - Equitable compensation - Compensation for embarrassment, anxiety and distress

Costs - Indemnity costs

[2015] WASC 15 - Supreme Court of Western Australia

Judge Mitchell J

Mahmood v BBC

Privacy - Interim Injunction - Articles 2, 3, 8 and 10 of the European Convention - Permission to Appeal - Whether Permission to Appeal should be given to appeal judgment below - Whether there was a risk to the applicant's life from showing his appearance on a television programme

[2014] EWCA Civ 1567 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Elias and Sharp LLJ

OPO (a child by BHM his litigation friend) v MLA

Injunction application - misuse of private information - negligence - Wilkinson v Downton - psychiatric harm - jurisdiction

[2014] EWCA Civ 1277 - Court of Appeal

Judge Arden, Jackson & McFarlane LJJ

PNM v Times Newspapers Ltd (CA)

Privacy – identification – criminal proceedings – reporting restrictions - open justice - article 8 - article 10

[2014] EWCA Civ 1132 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Sharp LJ, Vos LJ, The Master of the Rolls

Hannon v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Striking out - cause of action - defamation - privacy

[2014] EWHC 1580 (Ch) - High Court (Chancery Division)

Judge Mann J

AVB v TDD

Privacy – Harassment – Breach of Confidence – Breach of Contract - Damages - Injunction

[2014] EWHC 1442 (QB) - High Court (QBD)

Judge Tugendhat J

Weller v Associated Newspapers Limited

Misuse of private information- Data protection- Human rights- Photographs- Reasonable expectation of privacy- Children- Freedom of expression

[2014] EWHC 1163 (QB) - High Court (QBD)

Judge Dingemans J

R (Evans) v Attorney General

freedom of information - privacy - advocacy correspondence - Prince of Wales - executive power under s.53(2) of FOIA 2000 - reasonableness

[2014] EWCA Civ 254 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Lord Dyson (MR), Richards & Pitchford LJJ

Vidal-Hall v Google Inc

Privacy - Breach of Confidence - Data Protection - misuse of private information - damage under the Data Protection Act

[2014] EWHC 13 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Lillo-Stenberg v Norway

Privacy - Photographs - wedding - Article 8 - Article 10 - European Court of Human Rights

Application No.13258/09, [2014] ECHR 59 - European Court of Human Rights (First Section)

Judge Isabelle Berro- Lefèvre P, Steiner, Hajiyev, Sicilianos, Møse, Turković & Dedov JJ

PNM v Times Newspapers Ltd

Privacy - identification - criminal proceedings - reporting restrictions - open justice - article 8 - article 10

[2013] EWHC 3177 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

von Hannover v Germany (No. 3)

Privacy - human rights - public interest - public figure - debate of general interest - photographs

Application No.8772/10 - European Court of Human Rights (Fifth Section)

Judge Villiger P, Nußberger, Power-Forde, Yudkivska, Lemmens, Jäderblom & Pejchal JJ

AAA v Associated Newspapers Ltd (CA)

Privacy - injunction - expectation of privacy - public interest - best interest of child

[2013] EWCA Civ 554 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Master of the Rolls, Tomlinson LJ, Ryder LJ

R (T) v Greater Manchester Chief Constable (CA)

Cautions and convictions - rehabilitation of offenders - disclosure - Article 8

[2013] EWCA Civ 25 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Master of the Rolls, Richards LJ, Davis LJ

Ambrosiadou v Coward

Privacy - final injunctions - third parties - Spycatcher

[2013] EWHC 58 - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

RocknRoll v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Privacy - Injunction - Expectation of Privacy - Public Figure - Public Domain - Public Interest

[2013] EWHC 24 (Ch) - High Court (Chancery Division)

Judge Briggs J

Bristol City Council v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Care Proceedings – Publication of Facts and Reasons from Family Proceedings Court – Injunction – Article 10 – Article 8

[2012] EWHC 3748 (Fam) - High Court (Family Division)

Judge Baker J

Abbey v Gilligan

Privacy- Confidence- Media Law - Public Interest - Abuse of Process - Whether a consultant to a company had title to sue in respect of company emails obtained by the Defendants and used in the publication of an article - whether the obtaining of the emails was a breach of confidence or misuse of private information - whether the publication of the article was a breach of confidence or misuse of private information - whether there was a public interest in publishing emails - whether the action was an abuse of process

[2012] EWHC 3217 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Fairstar Heavy Transport NV v Adkins

Examination of emails - Information as property – property in the content of an email

[2012] EWHC 2952 (TCC) - High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Judge Edwards-Stuart J

McClaren v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Privacy - misuse of private information - interim injunction - public figure - public interest - kiss and tell

[2012] EWHC 2466 (QB) - High Court (QBD)

Judge Lindblom J

C v Holland

New Zealand - privacy - seclusion - intimate personal space and activity - intrusion - C in shower - D installed video device - recordings made - C discovered - claim for damages - whether NZ law recognises intrusion tort - review of US and English law - liability established - damages to be assessed

[2012] NZHC 2155 - New Zealand High Court

Judge Whata J

King v Sunday Newspapers Ltd

King- Sunday Newspapers- Northern Ireland- personal injury- harassment- misuse of private information- Article 2 ECHR- Article 3 ECHR- Article 8 ECHR- costs order appeal- basis of costs order- injunction- damages

[2012] No NICA Ref GIR 8547 - Northern Ireland Court of Appeal

Judge Higgins, Girvan and Coghlin LJJ

MXB v East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust

Open justice - reporting - clinical negligence - child - settlement - approval - Children and Young Persons Act 1933 - section 39 - reporting online - anonymity - CPR 39.2(4) - CPR 5.4C - orders for anonymity and reporting restrictions made - orders prohibiting third party access to court file made

[2012] EWHC 3279 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

WXY v Gewanter

WXY- Gewanter- Positive Profile- Burby- injunction- privacy- harassment- confidentiality- terms of draft order- whether information has entered the public domain- identity of claimant- fade factor- disclosure of persons to whom documents published- disclosure of funders of litigation

[2012] EWHC 1601 (QB) - QBD

Judge Slade J

Levi v Bates

Harassment - Protection from Harassment Act - privacy - personal injury - level of damages

1LS50081 - Leeds County Court

Judge HHJ Gosnell

Trimingham v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Misuse of private information – Harassment – Breach of statutory duty pursuant to s.85 of the Copyright Designs and Patent Act 1988 – Protection from Harassment Act 1997 - Claim for damages and injunction – Article 8 - Article 10 - Freedom of Expression

[2012] EWHC 1296 (QB) - QBD

Judge Tugendhat J

CVB v MGN Ltd

Privacy and Confidence - Anonymity - Pre-action application - Notice to Defendant - CPR Part 16 - CPR Practice Directions 7A and 16 - CPR Rule 5.4C

[2012] EWHC 1148 (QB); [2012] EMLR 29 - QBD

Judge Tugendhat J

Contostavlos v Mendahun

Interim Injunction - Privacy - Video footage - Internet

[2012] EWHC 850 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Gold v Cox (No.2)

Confidentiality - misuse of private information - interim injunction - adjourned hearing - form of proviso to injunction - burden of proof

[2012] EWHC 367 (QB) - High Court (Queens's Bench Division)

Judge Tugendhat J

Spelman v Express Newspapers (No. 2)

Injunction - Privacy - Public Interest -  Bonnard v Perryman -  Minors - Article 8 - Article 10

[2012] EWHC 355 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Gold v Cox (No.1)

Confidentiality - misuse of private information - interim injunction - procedure

[2012] EWHC 272 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Tugendhat J

Spelman v Express Newspapers (No.1)

Injunction - Privacy - Public Interest -  Bonnard v Perryman - Anonymity of Parties - Minors - Article 8 - Article 10 - Preservation of Anonymity pending appeal

[2012] EWHC 239 - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Lindblom J

von Hannover v Germany (No. 2)

Privacy - Photographs - Article 8 - public figure- public interest - injunction - debate of general interest

(2012) 55 E.H.R.R. 15 - European Court of Human Rights (Grand Chamber)

Judge Nicolas Bratza P, Costa, Tulkens, Casadevall, Garlicki, Lorenzen, Jungwiert, Jaeger, Bjorgvinsson, Sikuta, Villiger, Guerra, Trajkovska, Tsotsoria, Kalaydjieva, Poalelungi & Pardalos JJ

Axel Springer AG v Germany

Article 8 - Article 10 - privacy - reputation - freedom of expression

Application No.39954/08 - European Court of Human Rights (Grand Chamber)

Judge Nicolas Bratza P, Costa, Tulkens, Casadevall, Garlicki, Lorenzen, Jungwiert, Jaeger, Björgvinsson, Šikuta, Villiger, Guerra, Trajkovska, Tsotsoria, Kalaydjieva, Poalelungi & Pardalos JJ

Cooper v Turrell

Libel - breach of confidence - misuse of private information - assessment of damages - injunctions

[2011] EWHC 3269 (QB) - High Court, QBD

Judge Tugendhat J

STU v UVW

Misuse of private information - interim injunction - anonymity - open justice

[2011] EWHC 3133 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Tugendhat J

CTB v News Group Newspapers

CPR 53 PD 6.3 - statements in open court - privacy - misuse of private information - part 36

[2011] EWHC 3099 (QB) - QBD

Judge Eady J

Ferdinand v MGN Ltd

Misuse of private information - Breach of confidence - Balancing Exercise - Article 8 Right to Privacy - Article 10 Right to Freedom of Expression - Public interest - False or misleading image - Debate of General Interest - Footballers - Kiss and Tell

[2011] EWHC 2454 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Nicol J

Hutcheson v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Privacy - Injunction - Public interest -  s 12(3) Human Rights Act

[2011] EWCA Civ 808; [2012] EMLR 2; [2012] UKHRR 1329 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Lord Neuberger MR, Etherton & Gross LJJ

CTB v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Privacy - Misuse of private information - Article 8, European Convention on Human Rights - Interim injunction - Blackmail - Anonymity - Public domain

[2011] EWHC 1232 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Morgan v A Local Authority (Re X, Y and Z)

Family Proceedings – Publicity – Identification of experts – Disclosure of expert reports to media

[2011] EWHC 1157 (Fam) - High Court (Family Division)

Judge President of the Family Division

Mosley v UK

Article 8, ECHR - Right to respect for private life - Victim status - Domestic remedies - Positive obligations - Availability of injunctive relief - Margin of appreciation - No violation

Application no. 48009/08; [2012] EMLR 1 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Garlicki, Bratza, Mijovic, Bjorgvinsson, Hirvela, Bianku, Vucinic

OPQ v BJM

Privacy - Human Rights - Injunctive relief - Injunctions - Spycatcher - Contra mundum - third parties - media

[2011] EWHC 1059 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

H and L v A City Council (CA)

Human rights - Article 8 - Right to respect for private and family life - Judicial review - Disclosure of conviction by local authority - Procedural safeguards - Local authority powers

[2011] EWCA Civ 403 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Pill, Hooper and Munby LJJ

Ambrosiadou v Coward (CA)

Privacy – interim injunction – document created for foreign matrimonial proceedings supplied by Defendant to media in this jurisdiction – whether judge should have granted injunction despite assurance given by Counsel on Defendant’s behalf – relevance of ‘Spycatcher’ doctrine

[2011] EWCA Civ 409 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury MR, Leveson and Pitchford LJJ

Goldsmith & Anor v BCD; Khan v BCD

Privacy - Injunction – Anonymity order – 'Super-injunction' – Article 8 ECHR - Failure to serve proceedings on defendant – Breach of undertaking - Final order

[2011] EWHC 674 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mr Justice Tugendhat

RJA v AJR

  Privacy - Breach of Confidence - Misuse of Private Information - Derogations from Open Justice -  Whether the hearing should take place in private - whether anonymity should be continued

- Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sharp J

A (A Child) v Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Open justice - reporting - clinical negligence - child - settlement - approval - Children and Young Persons Act 1933 - section 39 - criteria for order prohibiting identification - order made under section 39 - question is whether sufficient general public interest in a report which identified the claimant to justify any resulting curtailmment of his and  his family's right to respect for private life - no such general interest - risk object of proceedings would be defeated

[2011] EWHC 454 (QB); [2011] EMLR 18 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Re Baby RB (Press Injunction)

Family proceedings - Reporting restrictions - Article 8 - Article 10

[2011] EWHC 221 (Fam) - High Court (Family Division)

Judge Macfarlane J

Hirschfeld v McGrath

Misuse of private information - Confidentiality - Marital confidences - Injunction - Consent order - Undertakings - Anonymity - Reporting proceedings

[2011] EWHC 249 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

JIH v News Group Newspapers Ltd (CA)

Injunction - Anonymity order - Privacy - Misuse of private information - Open justice - Article 8 ECHR - Article 10 ECHR - Reporting restrictions

[2011] EWCA Civ 42 - Court of Appeal

Judge Master of the Rolls, Kay & Smith LJJ

MGN Ltd v UK

Human Rights - Breach of Confidence - Invasion of Privacy - Misuse of Private Information - Article 8 - Article 10 -European Convention on Human Rights - whether the award of damages for breach of confidence due to the publication of details concerning Ms Naomi Campbell's treatment for drug addiction, together with the impugned photographs, constituted a disproportionate interference with MGN's right to freedom expression under article 10 Human Rights- - Breach of Confidence - Invasion of Privacy - Misuse of Private Information - - Article 8 - Article 10 -European Convention on Human Rights - Costs - Conditional Fee Agreement - Success Fees - whether the award of costs, including success fees, constituted a disproportionate interference with MGN's right to freedom of expression under article 10

Application No 39401/04 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Mijovic, Bratza, Bjorgvinsson, Hirvela, Bianku, Vucinic, de Gaetano

CDE v MGN Ltd

Privacy - Breach of confidence - Interim injunction - Article 8 ECHR - Right to private life - Article 10 ECHR - Freedom of expression - Public interest - Balancing exercise - Anonymity of parties

[2010] EWHC 3308 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

ABC Ltd v Y

Court file - 'Sealing' file - Form of order sealing file - Access to documents - Non-party - CPR 5.4C - Use in other litigation - Threshold requirements

[2010] EWHC 3176 (Ch); [2011] 4 All ER 113 - Chancery Division

Judge Lewison J

XJA v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Injunction – Anonymity order – Privacy – Misuse of private information – Open justice – Articles 8, 10 ECHR

[2010] EWHC 3174 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sharp J

KGM v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Privacy - injunction - public interest - threat to publish

[2010] EWHC 3145 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

KJH v HGF

Privacy - Interim injunction - Anonymisation - Blackmail

[2010] EWHC 3064 (QB) - QBD

Judge Sharp J

JIH v News Group Newspapers (No 2)

Injunction - Anonymity order - Privacy - Misuse of private information - Open justice - Articles 8, 10 ECHR

[2010] EWHC 2979 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Donald v Ntuli

Privacy - Injunctions - Arts 8 and 10 ECHR - Anonymity of parties - Non-disclosure of fact of injunction

[2010] EWCA Civ 1276 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury MR, Kay LJ, Sedley LJ

Gray v UVW

Privacy - Injunction - Anonymity - Undertakings - ECHR, Articles 8, 10

[2010] EWHC 2367 (QB) - QBD

Judge Tugendhat J

Saaristo v Finland

Freedom of Expression - Article 10, European Convention on Human Rights - Privacy - Conviction for violation of privacy - Publication of private information relating to extra-marital affair between political candidate and aide - Fine, damages and costs awarded - Whether necessary in a democratic society

Application no. 184/06 - European Court of Human Rights (Fourth Section)

Judge Bratza (President), Garlicki, Mijovi, Bjrgvinsson, Hirvel, Bianku, and Vuini

AMM v HXW

Privacy - Interim injuction - Blackmail  - Anonymity - European Convention on Human Rights, Articles 8, 10

[2010] EWHC 2457 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Driza v Mirror Group Newspapers Ltd

Libel - privacy - limitation period - publication - abuse of process

[2010] EWHC 2829 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

BBC v HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Interim injunction – Confidential information - Human Rights Act 1998, s.12(3) – Likelihood of establishing at trial that publication should not be allowed – Public domain

[2010] EWHC 2424 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Morgan J

TUV v Persons Unknown

Ex parte injunctions - Privacy - "Persons unknown" - Service on media defendants

[2010] EWHC 853 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Fulham FC v West Ham United

Arbitration - FA Premier League - previous Award between different parties - admissibility - confidentiality -publication of determination

[2011] ISLR, SLR-1 - FAPL Arbitration Panel

Judge Philip Havers QC, David Phillips QC, Mark Warby QC

A v B (EAT)

Anonymity - Jurisdiction to anonymise - Employment Appeal Tribunal - Freedom of expression - Restricted reporting orders

UKEAT/0206/09/SM - Employment Appeal Tribunal

Judge Underhill J, Edwards, Mallender

Terry (previously ‘LNS’) v Persons Unknown

Interim injunctions - Privacy - Confidence - Articles 6, 8 and 10, ECHR - Human Rights Act, s 12(3) - CPD25PD

[2010] EWHC 119 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

In re Guardian News and Media Ltd

Human rights - private life - reputation - freedom of expression - persons designated as suspected terrorists - challenge to designation - anonymity orders - press challenge - application to lift orders - correct approach

[2010] UKSC 1; [2010] 2 AC 697 - UK Supreme Court

Judge Baroness Hale, Lords Phillips, Hope, Rodger, Walker, Brown and Kerr

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council v BBC

Injunctions - Private and confidential information - Threat to publish - CPR PD 25 - Human Rights Act 1998, s 12

[2010] EWHC 53 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mr Justice Tugendhat

Gillan & Quinton v UK

Terrorism Act 2000 - ss.44 and 45 - Stop and search powers - Whether disproportionate interference with Article 8 ECHR - Right to respect for privacy - Whether in accordance with the law

Application no. 4158/05 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Garlicki P, Bratza, Bonello, Mijovic, Hirvela, Bianku, Vucinic

Re Ward; sub nom Dr A & Others v Ward & Ward

Care Proceedings - Anonymity - Expert witnesses - Contra mundum injunctions - Publication of information relating to the proceedings - s.12 Administration of Justice Act 1960 - Article 8 - Privacy

[2010] EWHC 16 (Fam) - Family Division

Judge Munby J (now Munby LJ)

Financial Times Ltd & Ors v United Kingdom

Article 10 - Freedom of Expression - Journalists' Sources - Breach of Confidence - Norwich Pharmacal Orders - Whether necessary in a democratic society

Application no. 821/03 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Garlicki P, Bratza, Bonello, Mijovic, Bjorgvinsson, Bianku, Poalelungi

Imerman v Imerman

Family law - Ancillary relief - Use of confidential information obtained secretly - Irregularly obtained information - Articles 6 and 8, ECHR

[2009] EWHC 3486 (Fam) - Family Division

Judge Moylan J

BKM Ltd v BBC

Injunctions - Privacy - Article 8 - Freedom of expression - Article 10 - Human Rights Act 1998, ss. 12(3) and (4)

[2009] EWHC 3151 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Mr Justice Mann

G & G v Wikimedia Foundation Inc

Privacy – Confidence – Disclosure – Norwich Pharmacal Orders – Anonymity – Hearing in private - Restricting access to court file – Open justice - rr.5.4C(4), 39.2(1), 39.2(3), Civil Procedure Rules 1998

[2009] EWHC 3148 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Independent News and Media Ltd & Ors v A

Reporting restrictions - Court of Protection - Article 10 - Freedom of expression - Article 8 - Respect for privacy

[2009] EWHC 2858 (Fam) - Family Division

Judge Hedley J

R (on the application of L) v Comr of Police of the Metropolis

Judicial review – Enhanced criminal record certificate - Inclusion of information in certificate - Declaration of incompatibility - Police Act 1997, s.115(7) – Privacy – Article 8

[2009] UKSC 3; [2009] 3 WLR 1056 - Supreme Court

Judge Lord Hope (Deputy President), Lord Saville, Lord Scott, Lord Brown and Lord Neuberger

White v Withers LLP & Ors (CA)

Interference with goods - Ancillary relief - Interception of spouses' personal documents - Hildebrand documents - Provision of documents to solicitors - Solicitors' liability

[2009] EWCA Civ 1122 - Court of Appeal

Judge Ward, Sedley and Wilson LJJ

Department of Health v (1) Information Commissioner (2) Pro Life Alliance

Freedom of information - Data protection - s. 40 Freedom of Information Act 2000 (personal information exemption) - s.44 Freedom of Information Act 2000 (disclosure prohibited by an enactment) -  Abortion statistics - Anonymisation - Abortion Regulations 1991 - Pro Life Alliance

EA/2008/0074 - Information Tribunal

Judge Fiona Henderson, Jacqueline Blake, Pieter de Waal

RST v UVW

Article 10 - Freedom of expression - Article 8 - Respect for privacy - s.12 Human Rights Act 1998 - Privacy – Confidence – Interim injunction

[2009] EWHC 2448 (QB) - Queen’s Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

ASG v GSA

Privacy – Injunction - Interim injunction - Without notice - Appeal against refusal to grant injunction – Section 12 Human Rights Act 1998 - ECHR, Articles 8, 10

[2009] EWCA Civ 1574 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Waller, Ward and Stanley Burnton LJJ

HMRC v Banerjee

Confidentiality - Private information - Anonymity - Open justice - Order for anyonymity sought after public hearing - Tax and financial information

[2009] EWHC 1229 (Ch); [2009] EMLR 24 - Chancery Division

Judge Henderson J

Attorney-Generals Reference No. 3 of 1999 Application by the BBC to set aside or vary a Reporting Restriction Order

Criminal procedure – Reporting restrictions – Broadcasters – Anonymity - Identity of defendant acquitted of rape - Art. 8 European Convention of Human Rights - Art.10 European Convention of Human Rights - s. 6(1) Human Rights Act 1998 - s. 35 Criminal Appeal Act 1968 – Criminal Appeal (Reference of Points of Law) Rules 1973

[2009] UKHL 34 - House of Lords

Judge Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Lord Hope of Craighead, Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood and Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury

Guardian News & Media Ltd v Information Commissioner

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Privacy - Data Protection Act 1998 - Disciplinary action - Judges - Publication - Public interest - Administration of justice - Constitutional Reform Act 2005 - Reasonable expectation of privacy

EA/2008/0084 - Information Tribunal

Judge Chairman David Marks QC

Wood v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis (CA)

Privacy - Judicial review - Photographs - Public place - Police photographing individual associating with convicted criminal - Articles 8, 10, 11, 14, European Convention on Human Rights

[2009] EWCA Civ 414; [2009] HRLR 25; [2010] EMLR 1; Times, June 1, 2009 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Lord Collins of Mapesbury, Laws and Dyson LJJ

Napier & Another v Pressdram Ltd

Breach of confidence - injunction - disciplinary investigations - privacy - Legal Services Ombudsman - s.23 Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 - s. 44D & s. 44E Solicitors Act 1974 - Legal Services Act 2007

[2009] EWCA Civ 443 - Court of Appeal

Judge Hughes, Toulson and Sullivan LJJ

Re Stedman & Patten (& Others)

Reporting restrictions - Family - Children - Injunctions - Article 10 - Freedom of expression - Article 8 - Respect for privacy and family life - Public domain - 'Canute' principle - s.12 Human Rights Act 1998

[2009] EWHC 935 (Fam) - Family Division

Judge Mrs Justice Eleanor King

Egeland v Norway

Freedom of expression - Article 10 - Photographs - Court reporting - Article 8 - Privacy

Application nos. 34438/04, 16 April 2009 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Rozakis (President), Vajiæ, Kovler, Steiner, Hajivey, Jebens and Malinverni (Judges)

Barclays Bank PLC v Guardian News & Media Ltd

Breach of confidence - Injunction - Documents available on internet - Whether documents remained confidential - Human Rights Act 1998, s.12(4) - Freedom of expression - Public interest - Whether injunction proportionate interference with right

[2009] EWHC 591 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Blake J

Eerikäinen & Ors v Finland

Freedom of Expression - Privacy – European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms 1950 Article 10 – Freedom of the press - Reporting on pending criminal proceedings – Photos - Public interest

Application no. 3514/02 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Bratza J President, Garlicki, Bonello, Mijovic, Hirvella, Bianku and Vucinic JJ

WER v REW

Privacy - Injunctions - Evidence about allegedly private information - Truth or falsity - Public domain - Notification of media - Spycatcher principle

Unreported, 26 January 2009 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sir Charles Gray

Reklos and Davourlis v Greece

European Convention on Human Rights - Article 8 – Right to respect for private and family life –Photography – Consent – New-born baby

Application no. 1234/05 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Vajic J, President, Rozakis, Kovler, Steiner, Spielmann, Jebens and Nicolaou JJ

F & Anor, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Sentencing – Human rights – Sex offenders – Notification requirements - Proportionality - European Convention on Human Rights, Art 8 – Right to respect for private and family life - Sexual Offences Act 2003 – Declaration of incompatibility - Disproportionate interference

[2008] EWHC 3170 (QB) - Divisional Court

Judge Latham LJ, Underhill and Flaux JJ

Armonienë v Lithuania

Privacy - Article 8 ECHR - Freedom of expression - Article 10 ECHR - Damages - Public interest - Private information - Medical information

Application no 36919/02; [2009] EMLR 7 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Tulkens P, Barreto, Zagrebelsky, Jociene, Popovic, Tsotsoria, Karakas

White v Withers LLP & Dearle

Privacy - Breach of confidence - Wrongful interference with property - Misuse of private information - Matrimonial proceedings - Personal documents - Hildebrand documents - Solicitors' liability

[2008] EWHC 2821 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

H v Tomlinson

Privacy - Human Rights Act claim for an Article 8 right to reputation - Defamation - Justification - Common sting

[2008] EWCA Civ 1258 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Ward, Sedley and Longmore LJJ

Mosley v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No 3)

Privacy - Reasonable expectation of privacy - Public interest -Footage of sexual activities - Public figure – Allegations of Nazi role-play

[2008] EWHC 1777 (QB); [2008] EMLR 20; The Times, 30 July 2008 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

I v Finland

Privacy - Article 8, European Convention on Human Rights - Medical data - Sensitive data - HIV infection - Patient records - Patient confidentiality

Application no. 20511/03 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Bratza J (P) and Garlicki, Mijoviæ, Björgvinsson, Šikuta, Hirvelä and Poalelungi JJ

Ministry of Defence v Griffin

Confidentiality – United Kingdom Special Forces – Contract - Confidentiality agreements – Unauthorised public disclosures – Failure to seek authority for disclosure in accordance with contract - Injunction

[2008] EWHC 1542 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Liberty & Ors v UK

Privacy - Article 8, European Court of Human Rights - Interception of communications - Interception of Communications Act 1985

Application No 58243/00 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Garlicki P, Bratza, Mijovic, Bjorgvinsson, Sikuta, Hirvela

Mosley v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No 2)

Privacy - Reasonable expectation of privacy - Public interest -Footage of sexual activities - Public figure – Allegations of Nazi role-play - Exemplary damages

[2008] EWHC 2341 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Wood v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis

Privacy - Judicial review - Photographs - Public place - Police photographing individual associating with convicted criminal - Articles 8, 10, 11, 14, European Convention on Human Rights

[2008] EWHC 1105 (Admin) - Administrative Court

Judge McCombe J

P & Others v Quigley

Misuse of private information - False information - Article 8 - Article 10 - Injunctive relief - Breach of contract

[2008] EWHC 1051 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Murray v Big Pictures (UK) Ltd (CA)

Misuse of private information - Data protection - Human rights - Photographs - Reasonable expectation of privacy - Child

[2008] EWCA Civ 446; [2008] 3 WLR 1360; [2008] EMLR 399; [2008] EHRR 736; [2008] 2 FLR 599; [2008] HRLR 33; [2008] UKHRR 736; The Times, 12 May 2008 - Court of Appeal

Judge Sir Anthony Clarke MR, Laws & Thomas LJJ

R v Westminster Mags Court & ASIC ex p Hafner & Ors

Criminal evidence - Mutual assistance - Private documents - Article 8, European Convention on Human Rights - s.15, Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003

[2008] EWHC 524 (Admin) - Divisional Court

Judge Lord Phillips LCJ, Silber J

Guja v Moldova

European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms - ECHR - Article 10 - Freedom of Expression - Civil Servants - Confidential Information – Whistleblowing - Dismissal - Necessary in a democratic society

Application no. 14277/04 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Costa P, and Rozakis, Bratza, Zupanèiè, Lorenzen, Tulkens, Bonello, Casadevall, Maruste, Traja, Botoucharova, Pavlovschi, Garlicki, Gyulumyan, Mijoviæ, Villiger, and Hirvelä JJ

Ivereigh v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Witness anonymity - inherent jurisdiction - CPR 39.2(4) - interests of witness and her children - private and family life - open justice - balancing - intense focus - order granted

[2008] EWHC 339 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Crawford v CPS

Reporting restrictions - Children - Children and Young Persons Act 1933 - Article 8 ECHR - Costs

[2008] EWHC 854 (Admin); The Times, 20 February 2008 - Administrative Court

Judge Thomas LJ & Dobbs J

Commissioner of Police of Bermuda & Anor v Bermuda Broadcasting Co Ltd & Ors

Breach of confidence - Public interest - Media law - Freedom of the press - Police investigations - Injunctive relief - Allegations of corruption

The Times, 24 January 2008 - Privy Council

Judge Lord Hoffmann, Lord Scott of Foscote, Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, Lord Mance and Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury

Murray v Express Newspapers plc & Another

Privacy - Confidentiality - Data Protection - Human Rights - Photographs - Paparazzi - Reasonable Expectation of Privacy -Public Place - Child

[2007] EWHC 1908 (Ch); [2007] EMLR 583; [2007] 3 FCR 331; [2007] HRLR 44; [2007] UKHRR 1322; [2007] Fam Law 1073; (2007) 157 NLJ 1199; (2008) 1 FLR 704; The Times, 4 October 2007 - Chancery Division

Judge Patten J

Re LM (Reporting Restrictions: Coroner’s Inquest)

Family law - Reporting restrictions - Inquest - Injunctions - Human rights - Privacy - Article 8 ECHR - Freedom of expression - Article 10 ECHR

[2007] EWHC 1902 (Fam); (2008) 99 BMLR 11; The Times, 20 November 2007 - Family Division

Judge Sir Mark Potter

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.8) (HL)

Breach of confidence - Nature of confidential matter - Enforceability of obligation of confidence post-publication - Causing loss by unlawful means - Test of intention as an ingredient - Unlawful means

[2007] UKHL 21; [2008] 1 AC 1; [2007] 2 WLR 920; [2007] 4 AllER 545; [2007] EMLR 325; (2007) BusLR 1600; (2007) IRLR 608; (2007) 30(6) IPD 30037; (2007) 19 EG 165(CS); The Times, 4 May 2007 - House of Lords

Judge Lord Hoffmann, Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead, Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, Baroness Hale of Richmond and Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood

Browne v Associated Newspapers Ltd (CA)

Privacy - Injunction - Freedom of expression - Breach of confidence - Articles 8,10 ECHR - s.12 HRA 1998

[2007] EWCA Civ 295; [2008] 1 QB 103; [2007] 3 WLR 289; [2007] EMLR 538 - Court of Appeal

Judge Clarke MR, Buxton, Keene LLJ

Copland v UK

Right to respect for private life and correspondence - Article 8, European Convention on Human Rights - Scope of "private life" and "correspondence" - Whether interference "in accordance with the law" - Monitoring of telephone calls, email and internet usage at work - No policy in place - No statutory provision for such monitoring

Application No. 62617/00 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Casadevall (President), Bratza, Bonello, Maruste, Pavlovschi, Garlicki and Borrego Borrego JJ

Jane Doe v Australian Broadcasting Corporation & Others

Privacy - Breach of confidence - Rape victim - Identification - Breach of reporting restriction - Breach of statutory duty - Negligence - Measure of damages - Aggravated damages - Exemplary damages

[2007] VCC 281 - County Court of Victoria (Melbourne)

Judge Hampel J

Re Ward; BBC v CAFCASS Legal & Ors

Reporting restrictions - Care proceedings - s. 12 Adminstration of Justice Act 1960 - Disclosure - Anonymised judgments - Contra mundum order to protect medical expert witnesses, treating doctors, social workers and other witnesses in care proceedings - Interim orders - Practice and procedure - s. 12 Human Rights Act 1998 -Duration of order - Requirement of notice

[2007] EWHC 616 (Fam); [2007] 2 FLR 765; [2007] Fam Law 704 - Family Division

Judge Munby J

Campaign Against Arms Trade v BAE Systems Plc

Disclosure - Non-party disclosure - Norwich Pharmacal order - 'Mere recipient' - Leaked information - Identification of source

[2007] EWHC 330 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge King J

Browne v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Privacy - Article 8 ECHR - Article 10 ECHR - Business information - Interim injunction - Prior restraint - Section 12 HRA 1998 - Contempt of court

[2007] EWHC 202 (QB); [2007] EMLR 515 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

L v L and H (a firm)

Confidence – Legal professional privilege – Disclosure – Documents obtained by 'self-help’ - Delivery up – Unlawful conduct – s.55, Data Protection Act 1998 – s.1, Computer Misuse Act 1990 – Jurisdiction

[2007] EWHC 140 (QB); [2007] 2 FLR 171 - Queen’s Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

HRH The Prince of Wales v Associated Newspapers (No.3) (CA)

Breach of confidence - Public interest - Privacy - Article 8, ECHR - Freedom of expression - Article 10, ECHR - Contractual duty of confidence - Copyright - Fair dealing - Summary judgment - Relevant issue of fact necessitating trial

[2006] EWCA Civ 1776; [2008] Ch 57; [2007] 3 WLR 222; [2007] 2 All ER 139; [2008] EMLR 121; The Times, 28 Dec 2006 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers CJ, Sir Anthony Clarke MR and May LJ

Andrews v Television New Zealand

Invasion of Privacy - New Zealand law - Television broadcast of a car accident - Whether reasonable expectation of privacy - Whether publicity highly offensive to an objective reasonable person - Failure to inform plaintiffs about broadcast

CIV 2004-404-3536 - High Court of New Zealand

Judge Allan J

McKennitt v Ash (CA)

Privacy - Breach of confidence - Article 8 - Article 10 - Shared confidence - Public domain - Public interest - False private information.

[2006] EWCA Civ 1714; [2008] QB 73; [2007] 3 WLR 194; [2007] EMLR 113; The Times, 20 December 2006 - Court of Appeal

Judge Buxton, Latham & Longmore LLJ

Verlagsgruppe News GmbH v Austria (No.2)

Privacy- Article 8 - Freedom of expression - Article 10 - Publication of photographs - Criminal proceedings - Copyright -Injunctions

[2007] EMLR 413 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge C. Rozakis P, L. Loucaides, N. Vajiæ, A. Kovler, K. Hajiyev, S.E. Jebens & K. Herndl

sterreichischer Rundfunk v Austria

Freedom of expression - Article 10 - Public interest - Photographs - Television -Broadcast of photograph of convicted person upon release from prison - Political extremists - Meaning of 'non-governmental organisation'

Application No. 35841/02 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Rozakis (President), Loucaides, Tulkens, Steiner, Hajiyev, Spielmann, Jebens (Judges) and Nielsen (Section Registrar)

CC v AB

Privacy - Confidence - Injunctions - Article 8 - Article 10 - Freedom of Expression - Harassment

[2006] EWHC 3083 (QB); [2007] EMLR 312; [2007] 2 FLR 301; The Times 5 Dec 2006 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

X & Y v Persons Unknown

Privacy - Confidence - Injunctions - Application to Discharge - "John Doe" Orders - Notification of media

[2006] EWHC 2783 (QB); [2007] EMLR 290 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Norfolk County Council v Webster & Others

Reporting restrictions - care proceedings - s. 97(2) Children Act 1989 - Rule 16(7) Family Proceedings Rules 1991 - open justice - Arts 6, 8, 10 - s. 12 of the Administration of Justice Act 1960

[2006] EWHC 2733 (Fam); [2007] EMLR 199; (2007) HRLR 3 - Family Division

Judge Munby J

Wainwright v United Kingdom

Human Rights - Prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment - Article 3 - Respect for private and family life - Article 8 - Effective domestic remedy - Article 13 - Prison visit - Strip search

Application No. 12350/04 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Casadevall (President), Bratza, Pellonpaa, Maruste, Traja, Mijovic, Sikuta (Judges) and Early (Section Registrar)

Hughes v Carratu International plc

Data Protection Act 1998 - Confidence/Privacy - CPR 31.16 - Norwich Pharmacal - Personal financial information - Legal professional privilege

[2006] EWHC 1791 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Stone v South East Coast Strategic Health Authority & Others

Privacy - Confidence - Medical Information - ECHR, Articles 8 and 10 - Judicial review of decision to publish full report into care, supervision and treatment of individual

[2006] EWHC 1668 (Admin); [2007] UKHRR 137 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Davis J

Clayton v Clayton

Reporting Restrictions - Family Division - Section 97 Children Act 1989 - Section 1 Children Act 1989 - Prohibited Steps Order

[2006] EWCA Civ 878; [2006] Fam 83; [2006] 3 WLR 599; [2007] 1 All ER 1197; [2007] EMLR 65; (2007) 1 FLR 11; (2006) HRLR 34; (2007) UKHRR 264; The Times, 4 July 2006; The Independent, 29 June 2006 - Court of Appeal

Judge The President, Arden & Wall LJJ

John v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Privacy - Article 8, ECHR - Breach of confidence - Injunction - Photographs - Photograph of Claimant in public street

[2006] EWHC 1611 (QB); [2006] EMLR 772 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Re Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic Community Football Club Ltd

Civil procedure - Contempt of court - Reporting restrictions - Private hearing - Private judgment - Party disclosing information to journalist - CPR Part 39.2(3) - s.12, Administration of Justice Act 1960

[2006] EWHC 2113 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge David Richards J

Dammann v Switzerland

Human rights - Freedom of expression - Article 10 ECHR - Confidential information - Data about criminal convictions - Procured by journalist - Disclosed to police officer - Not published - Official secrets legislation - Source and journalist convicted - Whether convictions necessary and proportionate - Breach of Article 10

Application no. 77551/01 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Sir Nicholas Bratza (President), Casadevall, Wildhaber, Pellonpaa, Maruste, Borrego Borrego, Sikuta (Judges) O'Boyle (Section Registrar)

Mahmood v Galloway & McKay

Freedom of expression - Privacy - Articles 2, 8, and 10, European Convention on Human Rights - Interim injunction - Photographs - Internet

[2006] EWHC 1286 (QB); [2006] EMLR 763 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mitting J

HRH The Prince of Wales v Associated Newspapers Ltd (No 3)

Breach of Confidence - Privacy - Copyright - Public Interest - Fair Dealing - Summary Judgment - CPR Part 24 - Injunction - Delivery Up - Damages

[2006] EWHC 522 (Ch); [2008] EMLR 66 - High Court, Chancery Division

Judge Blackburne J

Harrods Ltd v Times Newspapers Ltd (CA)

Breach of confidence - Public interest defence - Documents supporting allegation of mistreatment of staff - Disclosure - Relevance of truth or falsity of allegation - Relevance of defendant's knowledge at time of breach of confidence

[2006] EWCA Civ 294 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Chadwick, Moore-Bick LJJ & Lawrence Collins J

Howlett v Holding (No. 4)

Harassment - Protection from Harassment Act 1997 - Injunction - Interim injunction - Permanent injunction - Private life - Freedom of expression - Articles 8 & 10 ECHR - Defamatory allegations on banners and leaflets - Covert surveillance

[2006] EWHC 41 (QB); The Times, 8 February 2006 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Harrods Ltd v Times Newspapers Ltd (ChD)

Breach of Confidence - Public interest - Specific disclosure - Matters arising after the disclosure of confidential information

[2006] EMLR 320 - Chancery Division

Judge Warren J

HRH The Prince of Wales v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Confidential Information - Reporting restrictions - Restrictions on use of a disclosed document - Documents read or referred to in open court - CPR 31.22

[2006] EWHC 11 (Ch) - High Court, Chancery Division

Judge Kitchin J

McKennitt v Ash (QBD)

Confidential information - Privacy - Extent to which material in public domain - Public interest defence

[2005] EWHC 3003 (QB); [2006] EMLR 178 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

BBC v Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, X and Y

Privacy - Anonymity - Social workers - Family proceedings - Injunction to restrain identification - Article 8, ECHR - Freedom of expression - Article 10, ECHR

[2005] EWHC 2862 (Fam); [2006] EMLR 117 - Family Division

Judge Ryder J

Campbell v MGN Ltd (Costs) HL

Costs - Conditional Fee Agreements - Success Fee - Article 10 - Access to Justice - Article 6 - Proportionality - Cost-capping

[2005] UKHL 61; [2005] 1 WLR 3394; [2005] 4 All ER 793; [2006] EMLR 1; The Times, 21 October 2005 - House of Lords

Judge Lords Nicholls, Hoffmann, Hope, Carswell, Baroness Hale

A (A Local Authority) v PD & Another

Privacy – Criminal Trial - Injunction to restrain identification of defendant and victim - Children - Non-parties - Privacy - Article 8 - Freedom of expression - Article 10

[2005] EWHC 1832 (Fam); [2005] EMLR 840 - Family Division

Judge Sir Mark Potter P

Sales v Stromberg & others

Unregistered designs – Breach of Confidence – Passing Off – Designs Based on Simple Geometric Shapes – Originality Test –s.213(4) Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988

[2005] EWHC 1624 (Ch); [2006] FSR 7 - Chancery Division

Judge Roger Wyand QC (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge)

London General Holdings v USP Holdings plc

Copyright - Breach of Confidence - Causation of Damage - Assessment of Reasonable Notional Royalty

[2005] EWCA Civ 931; [2006] FSR 6; (2005) 28(10) IPD 28073 - Court of Appeal

Judge Waller, Laws & Jacob LJJ

Re W

Criminal trial - Injunction to restrain identification of defendant and victim - Children - Non-parties - Privacy - Article 8 - Freedom of expression - Article 10

[2005] EWHC 1564 (Fam); [2006] 1 FLR 1; The Times, 21 July 2005 - Family Division

Judge Sir Mark Potter P

Three Rivers Council & BCCI v Bank of England

Open Justice - In Private Hearings - Application to have judgment handed down in private - CPR Part 39.2(3) - Medical information relating to witness - Article 8 - s.11 Contempt of Court Act 1981

[2005] EWCA Civ 933 - Court of Appeal

Judge Pill LJ, Rix LJ and Rimer J

A v B, C & D

Privacy - Confidence - Injunctions - Likelihood of Success - Claimant having put similar information into the public domain - 'zone of privacy'

[2005] EWHC 1651 (QB); [2005] EMLR 851; [2005] 28(8) IPD 28060 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

A & B v Channel Four

Privacy - Injunctions - Covert filming of children in schools - Article 8 - Article 10 - s.12 Human Rights Act 1998

[2005] EWHC 3522 (Fam); [2007] 1 FLR 678 - Family Division (Newcastle District Registry)

Judge Munby J

X v BBC and Lion Television Ltd

Injunction - Privacy - Article 8 - Confidence - Freedom of expression - Article 10 - s.12(3), Human Rights Act 1998 - Broadcasting

[2005] CSOH 80 - Court of Session, Outer House

Judge M G Thomson QC (sitting as a Temporary Judge)

Covance Laboratories Inc v PETA Europe Ltd

Breach of confidence - Interim injunction - s.12 HRA - Public interest - Public domain

16/06/2005 - Chancery Division (Leeds District Registry)

Judge HHJ Langan QC

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No 8) (CA)

Privacy - Confidence - Transferability of rights of privacy/ confidence - Economic torts - Test of intention as an ingredient of economic torts - Test of causation of damage - Interim injunctions - Whether damages adequate remedy

[2005] EWCA Civ 595; [2006] QB 125; [2005] 3 WLR 881; [2005] EMLR 609; The Times 24 May 2005; The Times 26 May 2005 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR, Clarke & Neuberger LJJ

Green Corns Ltd v Claverley Group Ltd

Privacy - Injunction - Article 8 - Freedom of expression - Article 10 - Public domain - Public interest - Addresses of children's care homes

[2005] EWHC 958 (QB); [2005] EMLR 748 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Deloitte & Touche v Dickson & Others

Breach of confidence - Injunction - Public Interest - Press statements - Article 10 - Article 8

[2005] EWHC 721 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Laddie J

Sciacca v Italy

Privacy - Photographs - Article 8, ECHR - Criminal investigation - Photograph of suspect released by police - Publication of photograph by newspapers - Whether interference prescribed by law

(2006) 43 EHRR 400 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Bratza (President), Bonello, Traja, Zagrebelsky, Garlicki, Borrego Borrego & Mijoviæ JJ

Mensah v Jones

Confidence - Data Protection Act 1998 - Access to Health Records Act 1990 - Disclosure of medical records - Course of legal proceedings - Obligation of disclosure - Legal advice

[2004] EWHC 2699 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Lightman J

Karhuvaara and Iltalehti v Finland

Human Rights - Criminal conviction of editor in chief and publishing company for infringment of politician's privacy - whether conviction and fine/damages were in breach of Article 10 ECHR

Appln no. 53678/00 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Sir Nicolas Bratza P, Pellonpää, Casadeva, Maruste, Pavlovschi, Borrego Borrego & Fura-Sandström JJ

In re S (FC) (A Child) (HL)

Family law - Reporting restrictions - Inherent jurisdiction - Injunctions - Human rights - Privacy - Article 8 ECHR - Freedom of expression - Article 10 ECHR

[2004] UKHL 47; [2005] 1 AC 593; [2004] 3 WLR 1129; [2004] 4 All ER 683; [2005] EMLR 11; The Times 29 October 2004; The Independent 2 November 2004 - House of Lords

Judge Lords Bingham, Nicholls, Steyn, Hoffmann & Carswell

Celador Productions Ltd v Melville

Copyright - Confidential information - Television programme format - Summary judgment - Real prospect of success - Abuse of process - Compelling reason for trial

[2004] EWHC 2362 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Sir Andrew Morritt V-C

Cream Holdings Ltd v Banerjee & Others (HL)

Human Rights - Breach of confidence - Injunction - interim relief - Freedom of expression - s.12(3) Human Rights Act 1998 - Real Prospect of Success

[2004] UKHL 44; [2005] 1 AC 253; [2004] 3 WLR 918; [2004] 4 All ER 617; [2005] EMLR 1; The Times 15 Oct 2004 - House of Lords

Judge Lords Nicholls, Woolf, Hoffmann and Scott and Baroness Hale

von Hannover v Germany

Human Rights- Privacy - Paparazzi - Photographs - Reasonable Expectation of Privacy - Public Place - Freedom of Expression

[2004] EMLR 379; (2005) 40 EHRR 1 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Cabral Barreto P, Ress, Caflisch, Turmen, Zupancic, Hedigan & Traja JJ

Pal v General Medical Council and others

Defamation - Libel - Data Protection Act 1998 - Human Rights Act 1998 - Article 8 - General Medical Council - Summary Judgment - CPR Part 24 - Costs

[2004] EWHC 1485 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division (Birmingham District Registry)

Judge HHJ Charles Harris QC

Carr v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Others

Injunctive Relief - Confidence - Threats to Kill - ECHR - Article 2 - Article 3 - Article 8 - Article 10 - s.12 Human Rights Act 1998

14/05/2004 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Campbell v MGN Ltd (HL)

Breach of confidence - Privacy- Private information - Art 8, ECHR -Freedom of expression - Art 10, ECHR- Photographs

[2004] UKHL 22; [2004] 2 AC 457; [2004] 2 WLR 1232; [2004] EMLR 247 - House of Lords

Judge Lords Nicholls, Hoffman, Hope, Hale & Carswell

Re X & Y

Privacy - Injunctions - Reporting restrictions - Children

[2004] EWHC 762 (Fam); [2004] EMLR 607 - Family Division

Judge Munby J

Radio France & Ors v France

Defamation - Libel - French law - Article 7 ECHR - Article 6 ECHR - Sanctions - Requirement to broadcast findings - Freedom of expression - Article 10 ECHR

(2005) 40 EHRR 706 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Baka (President), Loucaides, Birsan, Jungwiert, Ugrekhelidze, Mularoni, and Truche JJ and Dolle (Section Clerk)

Hosking v Runting & Others

Human rights - Privacy - Freedom of expression - Publication of private information - Separate tort

[2004] NZCA 34; [2003] 3 NZLR 385 - New Zealand Court of Appeal

Judge Gault P, Keith, Blanchard, Tipping and Anderson JJ

USP Strategies plc & Anor v London General Holdings Ltd & Ors

Intellectual Property- Confidence - Copyright - Disclosure - Legal Advice Privilege - Iniquity Exception - Whether a claimant can assert privilege over a summary of, or extract from, legal advice contained in the internal documents of a third party

[2004] EWHC 373 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Mr Justice Mann

Bedford v The Number (UK) Ltd

Intellectual property- sports law- OFCOM- Advertising- complaint under r 6.5 ITC Advertising Code - whether the claimant was caricatured in a 118 advert

[2004] ISLR SLR-18 - OFCOM

Judge Content Board

Paddick v Associated Newspapers Ltd (No.2)

Privacy - Breach of Confidence - Disclosure - Whether truth/falsity of the allegations were relevant

[2003] EWHC 2991 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Re Roddy (A Minor); Torbay Borough Council v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Family law- Human Rights - Children - local authorities - care proceedings- privacy - rights of mature teenager - Article 8 - Article 10- freedom of expression - proper approach to varying injunction

[2003] EWHC 2927 (Fam); [2004] EMLR 127; [2004] 1 FCR 481 - Family Division

Judge Munby J

Attorney General v MGN Ltd

Confidential information - breach of confidence - Human Rights - employment contract - whether a contractual duty of confidence should be given more weight than an implied duty- interim injunction

[2003] EWHC 3201 (Ch); [2004] EMLR 223 - Chancery Division

Judge Lewison J

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.6)

Breach of confidence - Privacy - Data Protection Act 1998 - intellectual property - Quantum of damages - Distress - Wasted costs - Loss of revenue - Notional licence fee

[2003] EWHC 2629 (Ch); [2004] EMLR 13 - Chancery Division

Judge Lindsay J

Wainwright v Home Office

Tort – Intentional infliction of harm – Visitors to prison strip-searched for drugs – Distress and humiliation inflicted – Privacy – Article 8 European Convention on Human Rights - Whether English common law recognises a cause of action for invasion or privacy- Remedies

[2003] UKHL 53; [2004] 2 AC 406; [2003] 3 WLR 1137; [2003] 3 All ER 943 - House of Lords

Judge Lords Bingham, Hoffmann, Hope, Hutton & Scott

Paddick v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Privacy - Breach of Confidence - Human Rights - Part 18 Further Information - Disclosure of amount paid to source by newspaper - Damages - Public Interest Defence

10/09/2003 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

D v L

Privacy - Confidence - Injunction - Consent - European Convention on Human Rights - Article 10 - Freedom of Expression - Article 8 - Respect for private life - public domain

[2003] EWCA Civ 1169; [2004] EMLR 1 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR, Waller & Carnwarth LJJ

In re S (A Child) (CA)

Family law - Reporting restrictions - Inherent jurisdiction - Injunctions - Human rights - Privacy - Article 8 ECHR - Freedom of expression - Article 10 ECHR

[2003] EWCA Civ 963; [2004] Fam 43; [2003] 3 WLR 1425; [2003] HRLR 911 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR, Hale & Latham LJJ

Archer v Williams

Breach of Confidence - Contract - Employment - European Convention on Human Rights - Article 8 - Article 10 - Damages - Injury to feelings - liability for republication

[2003] EWHC 1670 (QB); [2003] EMLR 869; [2003] FSR 869 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Jackson J

Johnson v Home Office

Breach of Confidence - Damage to Reputation - Public Interest Defence - Negligence - Proximity - Foreseeability - Remoteness of Damage -Trial

26/06/2003 - Doncaster County Court

Judge Recorder Lodge QC

Maris & Others v Walsh

Defamation - Libel - breach of confidence - threat to publish -interim injunction.

[2003] EWHC 1417 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Lord Ashcroft v Attorney General & Others

Data Protection - Subject Access Request - s.7 Data Protection Act 1998 - Manual Files - Exemptions - Privacy - Breach of Confidence

05/06/2003 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Tolkien v Birmingham Sunday Mercury

Press Complaints Commission - Code of Conduct - Privacy - Intrusion into grief - Rights of the dead - Rights of the bereaved

24/05/2003 - Press Complaints Commission

Judge

X (formerly known as Mary Bell) & Y v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Ors

Anonymity Order - Lifetime Injunction to restrain identification - Breach of Confidence - Human Rights Act 1998 - Article 2 - Article 8 - Article 10 - whether the applicants' exceptional circumstances warranted the grant of lifetime protection contra mundum

[2003] EWHC 1101 (QB); [2003] FSR 850; [2003] EMLR 850 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Butler-Sloss P

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.5)

Human Rights - intellectual property - Breach of confidence - Privacy - ECHR, Art 8 - Freedom of expression - ECHR, Art 10 - Data Protection Act 1998 - use of surrepitiously taken photographs

[2003] EWHC 786 (Ch); [2003] 3 All ER 996; [2003] EMLR 641 - Chancery Division

Judge Lindsay J

Covance Laboratories v J

Breach of confidence - public domain - corporate documents - whether internet publication defeated claim in confidence - injunctions

20 & 27 March 2003 - Chancery Division

Judge Etherton J & Timothy Lloyd J

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.4)

Breach of confidence - Privacy - ECHR, Art 8 - intellectual property - Civil procedure - Witness statements - Hearsay evidence - Cross-examination - CPR 33.4 - CPR 32.5

[2003] EWCA Civ 332; [2003] EMLR 633 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Woolf CJ, Kennedy & Scott Baker LJJ

Cream Holdings Ltd v Banerjee & Another (CA)

Breach of confidence - Injunction - Freedom of expression - s.12(3) Human Rights Act 1998 - Real Prospect of Success

[2003] EWCA Civ 103; [2003] Ch 650; [2003] 2 All ER 318; [2003] EMLR 323; [2003] 3 WLR 999; [2003] EMLR 323 - Court of Appeal

Judge Simon Brown LJ, Sedley LJ, Arden LJ

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.2)

Breach of confidence - Privacy - ECHR, Art 10 - ECHR, Art 8 - Service out of jurisdiction - Data Protection Act 1998 - Interference with rights and business - Unlawful means conspiracy - photographs

[2003] EWCA Civ 139; [2003] EMLR 585 - Court of Appeal

Judge Phillips MR, Rix & Scott Baker LJJ

Peck v United Kingdom

Human Rights - Privacy - Article 8 - respect for private life - interference - in accordance with the law - legitimate aim - necessary in a democratic society - Article 13 - right to an effective remedy- Article 41 - damages, costs and expenses

(2003) 36 EHRR 41; [2003] EMLR 287 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.3)

Breach of confidence - Privacy - Human Rights - ECHR, Art 8 - Striking out - Re-amendments - Fair trial

[2003] EWHC 55 (Ch); [2003] EMLR 601 - Chancery Division

Judge Sir Andrew Morritt VC

Campbell v Frisbee

Breach of confidence - Contract of employment - Repudiation - Public interest in disclosure - summary judgment - part 24

[2002] EWCA Civ 1374; [2003] EMLR 76 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers MR, Chadwick LJ, Keene LJ

Campbell v MGN Ltd (CA)

Breach of Confidence - Privacy - Photographs - Data Protection Act 1998 - Sensitive Personal Data - section 32 exemption - Public interest

[2002] EWCA Civ 1373; [2003] QB 658; [2003] 2 WLR 80; [2003] EMLR 39 - Court of Appeal

Judge Phillips MR, Chadwick & Keene LJJ

Jockey Club v Buffham

Confidential information - breach of confidence - final injunction against defendant - third party applying to use documents confidential to the claimant obtained from defendant - whether use of such documents by third party a contempt of court

[2002] EWHC 1866 (QB); [2003] QB 462; [2003] 2 WLR 178; [2003] EMLR 111 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Ashworth Hospital Authority v MGN Ltd

Breach of Confidence- identification of journalist's source- Norwich Pharmacal order- Section 10 Contempt of Court Act 1981- meaning of interests of justice exception - Article 10 and 10(2) of the ECHR.

[2002] UKHL 29; [2002] 1 WLR 2033; [2002] EMLR 36; [2002] 4 All ER 193 - House of Lords

Judge Lords Slynn, Browne-Wilkinson, Woolf CJ, Nolan and Hobhouse

Campbell v MGN Ltd (QBD)

Breach of Confidence - Privacy - Photographs - Personal Sensitive Data - Data Protection Act 1998 - section 32 exemption - Public interest - damages - section 13 of the DPA.

[2002] EWHC 499 (QB); [2002] EMLR 617 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Morland J

A v B plc (Flitcroft v MGN Ltd)

Breach of confidence - Privacy - Interim injunction - Public Interest - Human Rights Act 1998 - Article 10 - guidelines to be considered on interim applications - public figures - role models - section 12 Human Rights Act 1998

[2002] EWCA Civ 337; [2003] QB 195; [2002] EMLR 371; [2002] 3 WLR 542; [2002] 2 All ER 545 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Woolf CJ, Laws and Dyson LJJ

H v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Confidence - Privacy - Human Rights - Injunction - HIV - Medical records - Data Protection Act 1998

[2002] EWCA Civ 195 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR, Judge & Carnwarth LJJ

Theakston v MGN Limited

Breach of Cofidence - Privacy - Data Protection Act 1998 - interim injunction - Photographs -section 12 Human Rights Act 1998

[2002] EWHC 137 (QB); [2002] EMLR 398 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Ouseley J

RWD Technologies Ltd v Gibbs & Others

Intellectual property - confidential information - employment law - copyright - without notice order - discharge for non-disclosure - injunction

[2002] 8 CL 42 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge HHJ Levy QC

ABC v Lenah Game Meats

Confidence - privacy - interim injunction -Australian law

[2001] HCA 63; (2001) 185 ALR 1 - High Court of Australia

Judge Gleeson CJ, Gaudron, Gummow, Kirby, Hayne and Callinan JJ

Medway Council v BBC

Family - Reporting Restrictions - Injunction - Children

[2002] 1 FLR 104; [2001] All ER (D) 243 (Oct) - Family Division

Judge Wilson J

London Regional Transport v Mayor of London

Breach of confidence - Contract - Injunction - public interest- Human Rights

[2001] EWCA Civ 1491; [2003] EMLR 88 - Court of Appeal

Judge Aldous, Robert Walker & Sedley LJJ

R (Ford) v Press Complaints Commission

Public Law - Judicial review - Privacy - Application for permission - Press Complaints Commission - Public authority - s.6 Human Rights Act 1998 - s.12(4)(b) Human Rights Act 1998

[2001] EWHC Admin 683; [2002] EMLR 95 - Administrative Court

Judge Silber J

WB v H Bauer Publishing Ltd

Breach of confidence – invasion of privacy – striking out

[2002] EMLR 145 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Mills v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Injunction - Privacy - Confidence - Press Complaints Commission Code of Conduct - European Convention on Human Rights - Article 10 - Article 8 - s.12 Human Rights Act 1998

[2001] EMLR 957 - Chancery Division

Judge Lawrence Collins J

Attorney General v Times Newspapers Ltd and others

Confidential information – breach of confidence – public interest – public domain - injunctive relief - Article 10 ECHR - s 12 HRA

[2001] EWCA Civ 97; [2001] 1 WLR 885; [2001] EMLR 530 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR,Tuckey & Longmore LJJ

Imutran Ltd v Uncaged Campaigns Ltd

Confidential information - copyright - animals - medical research - experiments - interim injunctive relief - s12 Human Rights Act - standard of proof for interim injunction - public interest - democratic society making arrangements to secure public interest

[2001] EWHC 31 (Ch); [2001] 2 All ER 385; [2001] EMLR 563; [2002] FSR 20 - Chancery Division

Judge Morritt V-C

Venables & Thompson v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Confidential information - Disclosure - Injunction - s.12 Human Rights Act 1998

[2001] EWHC 32 (QB); [2001] Fam 430; [2001] 2 WLR 1038; [2001] 1 All ER 908; [2001] EMLR 255; [2001] 1 FLR 791 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Butler-Sloss P

Douglas v Hello! Ltd

Breach of confidence - Injunction - Privacy - Human Rights Act 1998, s.12(3) - ECHR, Art 10 - ECHR, Art 8

[2001] QB 967; [2001] 2 WLR 992; [2001] 2 All ER 289; [2001] EMLR 199; [2001] FSR 732 - Court of Appeal

Judge Brooke, Sedley & Keene LJ

Trinity Mirror plc & Another v Punch Ltd

Intellectual property - Copyright - Confidence - Injunction - Delivery up - Protection of Sources - s.10 Contempt of Court Act 1981

19/07/2000 - Chancery Division

Judge Jacob J

WH Smith v Colman

Trade Marks - Infringement - Passing off - Registration of Internet Domain Name - Admissibility of without prejudice correspondence

[2001] FSR 9 - Court of Appeal

Judge Chadwick & Robert Walker LJJ

Barclay v United Kingdom

Human Rights - Privacy - Broadcasting - Unwanted filming - Article 8 - Broadcasting Complaints Commission

18/05/1999 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge

Nicholls v BBC

Interlocutory injunction preventing broadcast of programme - breach of confidence - injunction granted ex parte, then discharged - appeal by plaintiff

[1999] EMLR 791 - Court of Appeal

Judge Butler-Sloss, Schiemann and Potter LJJ

Re G (Celebrities: Publicity)

Family proceedings - press restrictions - celebrities - prohibition on taking or publishing photographs of children - prohibition on parents communicating with news media about each other or about children - prohibition on publishing order or summary of order - application by newspaper to discharge or vary court's order to permit publication of summary of court's decision

[1999] 1 FLR 409 - Court of Appeal

Judge Swinton Thomas, Thorpe and Clarke LJJ

Bunn v BBC

Confidentiality - statement under caution - proposed publication - interim injunction application - public domain - public interest - iniquity

[1998] EMLR 846; [1998] 3 All ER 552; [1999] FSR 70 - Chancery Division

Judge Lightman J

Spencer v United Kingdom

Human Rights- Freedom of expression - breach of confidence -respect for private life - Articles 8 and 13 of ECHR- intrusion- photography- whether domestic remedies had been exhausted

(1998) 25 EHRR CD 105 - European Commission of Human Rights

Judge

Brady v United Kingdom

Human Rights- Defamation - Libel - malicious falsehood - legal aid - mental patients - access to court - right to private life - inhuman and degrading treatment

(1997) 24 EHRR CD 38 - European Commission of Human Rights

Judge

Goodwin v United Kingdom

Freedom of expression - Contempt of Court Act 1981 s.10 - Article 10 of ECHR - disclosure of journalist's source

(1996) 22 EHRR 123 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge

Kaye v Robertson & Sport Newspapers Ltd

Privacy - Malicious falsehood - Trespass - Whether cause of action available to the plaintiff - Photographs - Injunctions

[1991] FSR 62; The Times 21 March 1990 - Court of Appeal

Judge Glidewell, Bingham and Leggatt LJJ

In re a Company’s Application

Confidential information - public interest - iniquity - proposal to disclose allegations to regulator

[1989] Ch 477 - Chancery Division

Judge Scott J