Culture, Media and Sport Committee – Privacy Recommendations

28 02 2010

Houses-of-ParliamentIn an earlier post we provided an overview of the recent report of the House of Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport Committee in relation to Privacy libel and Press standards in general terms.  In this post we focus on the recommendations made in relation to privacy. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law: Hearing in Robert Dee v Telegraph Media Group

28 02 2010

Although the Simon Singh appeal (see our posts here and here) was the most newsworthy libel case last week, another interesting matter was being dealt with in the Courts.  This was the defendant’s summary judgment application in the case of Robert Dee v Telegraph Media Group was heard on 24 and 25 February 2010 by Mrs Justice Sharp.  Read the rest of this entry »

Open Justice and Article 6 – General Principles

27 02 2010

Well before the implementation of the HRA, open justice was recognized as essential to ensure public scrutiny of the operation of the court system as well as provide information to the public (see  Scott v Scott [1913] AC 417). Read the rest of this entry »

Freedom of Expression, Pornography and the Literary Heritage

27 02 2010

In an interesting and potentially important new freedom of expression judgment the Court of Human Rights has held that, when a literary work becomes part of the “European cultural heritage” it will be a violation of Article 10 to ban its publication, however offensive it is to local sensibilities.  The case is the subject of a posting on the extremely useful ECHR blog here. Read the rest of this entry »

NZ Law Commission Report – Penalties and Remedies: Review of Privacy Law

26 02 2010

nz-contempt-coverThe excellent Media Law Journal blog from New Zealand has alerted us to a new report from the New Zealand Law Commission “Invasion of Privacy: Penalties and Remedies: Stage 3 – NZLC R 113 (or here in HTML).  The second stage in this lengthy review of the Privacy Law was a paper on “Public Registers – NZLC R 101 (here in HTML).  Read the rest of this entry »

Opinion: “Privacy – the way ahead? Part 3 – Options for the Future”

26 02 2010

This is the last part of three part post in which Hugh Tomlinson QC considers the future of the law of privacy in the UK.   In this Part he looks at the options for the future. Read the rest of this entry »

Libel Law – Singh Appeal Hearing

25 02 2010

In an earlier post we looked at the case of British Chiropractic Association v Singh.  This was heard by the Court of Appeal on Tuesday 23 February and judgment was reserved.  The BCA Skeleton Argument can be found here (we would be delighted to post Mr Singh’s Skeleton Argument and other case papers if these are available). Read the rest of this entry »