News: Police ordered to pay £9,000 damages for wrongful disclosure of information about officer

7 10 2016

sandy-brownThe Central London County Court has awarded data protection and misuse of private information damages totalling £9,000 to former police officer Andrea Brown.  In a judgment [pdf] handed down on 7 October 2016, HHJ Luba QC order the Metropolitan Police to pay £6,000 and the Greater Manchester Police to pay £3,000. Read the rest of this entry »





Does Elena Ferrante have the right to anonymity? – Nathan Capone

7 10 2016

elena-ferranteAn Italian investigative journalist has recently claimed to have ‘unmasked’ the pseudonymous Elena Ferrante, the bestselling Italian author of the ‘Neapolitan quartet’ of novels. Ferrante has consistently guarded her real identity and has been writing under the pseudonym since 1992. This raises interesting questions in connection with privacy rights and whether it could be considered a breach of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights to reveal the name of an individual who otherwise wished to be anonymous. Read the rest of this entry »