All posts with the tag: Privacy

Following the Supreme Court’s decision on 19 May 2016 to uphold the PJS injunction preventing the media from naming the celebrity and their partner involved in an alleged threesome at the end of 2011, the High Court has approved an agreed final order in the action for breach of confidence and misuse of private information. … Continue reading High Court makes final order as parties agree settlement in “celebrity threesome” injunction case: PJS v Newsgroup Newspapers

On 28 September 2016, Mrs Justice Whipple continued an injunction preventing “person(s) unknown” from using material obtained from Pippa Middleton’s iCloud account (Middleton and another v Person or Persons Unknown). The Sun reported that they had alerted Ms Middleton to the hack after being contacted by an anonymous individual who purported to have 3,000 images … Continue reading Pippa Middleton granted injunction against “person(s) unknown” following iCloud hack

On 4 November, Mr Justice Nicol handed down an anonymised judgment in ERY v Associated Newspapers Limited.  It focuses on two important issues.  First, the necessary likelihood of the matters sought to be restrained by an injunction.  Second, the extent to which police investigations into individuals give rise to a reasonable expectation of privacy and … Continue reading High Court extends privacy injunction to prevent publication of information regarding police investigation

An employment tribunal may make an order preventing or restricting the public disclosure of any aspect of proceedings so far as it considers necessary in the interests of justice in order to protect the rights of relevant individuals under the European Convention on Human Rights – in the case below, the right to respect for … Continue reading EAT examines effect of restricted reporting order following withdrawal of claim

In DMK v News Group Newspapers Ltd, Mr Justice Warby, sitting in the Queen’s Bench Division, has granted two orders designed to prevent the public identification of a defendant in an on-going matter in the Chancery Division. The first of the orders is an injunction restraining News Group Newspapers Ltd (“NGN”) from publishing information that … Continue reading Queen’s Bench judge grants injunction and inspection order preventing public identification of defendant in Chancery proceedings

The Supreme Court has upheld the PJS injunction by a majority of four to one, preventing the media from naming the celebrity involved in an alleged threesome at the end of 2011. This is an eagerly-awaited judgment in the most high-profile injunction case of the year to date. By way of a recap, in early January the … Continue reading Supreme Court upholds “celebrity threesome” injunction: PJS v News Group Newspapers Limited

Today, the Supreme Court is considering whether the Court of Appeal was right to set aside an interim injunction preventing The Sun on Sunday from publishing an article regarding the extra-marital sexual encounters of a celebrity. The injunction will remain in place until the end of the hearing, at which the Supreme Court will decide … Continue reading PJS v News Group Newspapers: Supreme Court today considering whether to lift celebrity privacy injunction

In Weller and others v Associated Newspapers Limited, the Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by Associated Newspapers Limited, publishers of the Mail Online website, against a finding of liability in the tort of misuse of private information arising from the unauthorised publication of unpixelated paparazzi photographs of Paul Weller’s children taken on a … Continue reading Appeal of injunction granted in Weller case refused

The High Court has granted an interim non-disclosure order to prevent the publication of so-called “revenge porn”.  The applicant, a successful actor identified as JPH, had been in a relationship with XYZ.  During the course of the relationship a number of photographs and videos showing nudity and sexual activity had been taken and, following the … Continue reading High Court grants without notice injunction in “revenge porn” case