Case Law: King v Sunday World, Northern Ireland privacy and harassment claim

15 10 2010

We have now been provided with a copy of the judgment of Mr Justice Weatherup in the case of King v Sunday World.  We discussed the news reports of this case last month.   The claim was under Article 2 of the Convention, for misuse of private information and harassment by a newspaper.  Read the rest of this entry »





Opinion: “Privacy claims: Reasonable belief in public interest, public domain and procedure” – Antony White QC

15 10 2010

Under Section 32 of the Data Protection Act 1998 civil liability on the part of the media for breaching the Data Protection principles depends upon whether the Defendant in question can establish a reasonable belief that publication would be in the public interest. Read the rest of this entry »