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Day: 22 March 2012

News: Tulisa “Sex Tape”, false privacy turns into true privacy

Earlier this week we commented on an interim privacy injunction obtained by singer and X-factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos to restrain the publication of a purported “sex tape” on the Internet.  At that stage, relying on reports of earlier statements by her management, we reported the injunction as being in “false privacy“.  Tulisa has now posted a clip on You Tube (see below) to her 1.7 million followers on Twitter, to “set the record straight”.  Continue reading

Case Law: Kennedy v. Charity Commission, The right to receive information; journalists and inquiries – David Hart QC

Kennedy v. Charity Commission [2012] EWCA Civ 317Tangled web, this one, but an important one. Many will remember George Galloway’s Mariam Appeal launched in response to sanctions imposed on Iraq in 1998, and the famous picture of George Galloway with Saddam Hussein. Well, the Appeal was then inquired into by the Charity Commission, and this case concerns an attempt by a journalist, unsuccessful so far, to get hold of the documents which the Inquiry saw. Continue reading

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