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Case Comment: LCG v OVD, Privacy and harassment trial, lessons to be learned – Persephone Bridgman Baker and Catriona Grew

On 15 August 2023 Collins Rice J handed down judgment in LCG v OVD [2023] EWHC 2058 (KB). This note does not set out to analyse in detail the complex factual matrix set out in the lengthy judgment, but seeks to address the key practical takeaways from the case on (i) procedural issues (ii) evidential issues (iii) application of privacy law in a social media context, and (iv) the status of the law on harassment. Continue reading

Case Law, Strasbourg: Hurbain v Belgium, Grand Chamber upholds decision that order anonymising newspaper archive did not violate Article 10 – Hugh Tomlinson KC

On 4 July 2023, in the case of Hurbain v Belgium (App No 57292) the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights upheld (by 12 votes to 5) the decision of the Third Section that an order to anonymise an article in a newspaper’s electronic archive (which referred to a person’s involvement in a fatal road traffic accident for which they were subsequently convicted) did not breach the applicant publisher’s right to freedom of expression under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Continue reading

If someone posts your private photos online, there has been little you can do about it: how changes in the law will finally help victims – Clare McGlynn

In 2015, Keeley Richards-Shaw found her name and personal life splashed all over the media. Her photo, her job and links to her Facebook page were all published. She’d been in court seeing her ex-partner sentenced for harassment and sharing sexual images without her consent. After being stalked by him, she said she was now being “stalked by the media”. Continue reading

Ireland: The settlement in Carey v Independent News & Media and the status of Bloomberg v ZXC in Ireland – Eoin O’Dell

Exclusive: Former minister Pat Carey 'satisfied' as he 'will not face prosecution' over 2015 abuse allegationsAfter a long and distinguished career as a popular public servant, first as a councillor, then then as a TD, and finally as a Minister, Pat Carey (pictured left) is now a public affairs consultant. On 11 and 12 November 2015, the Irish Independent reported that a Garda investigation was under way into allegations of child sexual abuse against an un-named former Minister. He claimed that he was identifiable as the person concerned, and he felt he had no choice but to issue a statement denying the allegations. Continue reading

Case Law, Prismall v Google UK Ltd: Representative Action for Misuse of Private Information dismissed – Mariyam Kamil

Google Completes Integration of DeepMind Health | Silicon UK Tech NewsOn 19 May 2023, Mrs Justice Heather Williams handed down judgment in Prismall v Google UK Limited & Another [2023] EWHC 1169 (KB). She struck out the claim by Andrew Prismall, acting as a Representative Claimant on behalf of about 1.6 million people, and entered summary judgment for the Defendants, Google UK Limited and DeepMind Technologies Ltd. Continue reading

Private Information and the Public Interest: the case of Nicola Bulley – Jeremy Clarke-Williams and Sophie Taraniuk

Ganz Großbritannien rätselt, wie eine Frau spurlos verschwinden konnte - Europa - › InternationalCertain cases capture the public’s attention and generate an extraordinary volume of reportage, scrutiny, comment and speculation. The disappearance of Madeline McCann while on holiday with her family in Portugal is the one of the most striking examples, but more recently the tragic murder of the teenager, Brianna Grey, in a Warrington park, led to the public being asked by Cheshire Constabulary to “avoid speculation online and be wary of sharing misinformation”. Continue reading

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