News: MGN in Strasbourg in the Media, a round up

19 01 2011

Yesterday’s decision in MGN v United Kingdom (Case No. 39401/04) has become the most discussed media law case of the year so far.  The combination is irresistible: a victory for the media over the hated “CFA” and the opportunity to publish more photographs of Naomi Campbell.  Finally, some vindication for MGN nearly 10 years after the publication of its original article.  Whatever else is said, the 6 year delay between application and judgment is unjustifiable (and would, if the Court of Human Rights had been a national court, have been a breach of Article 6). Read the rest of this entry »





News: RPC launches a new privacy blog

19 01 2011

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP (“RPC”), the well known London law firm – which regularly represents media defendants in libel and privacy cases – has launched its new RPC Privacy Blog.  The blog aims to provide regular updates on UK privacy law.  It is intended to supplement the recent Privacy Law Handbook, published by the Law Society and edited by RPC partner Keith Mathieson. Read the rest of this entry »