Cases

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Area of work: Privacy and Confidence [clear]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contostavlos v Mendahun

Interim Injunction - Privacy - Video footage - Internet

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

Judge Tugendhat J

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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