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Lachaux, Seriously limiting serious harm – Nicola Cain

Trumpeting the Defamation Act 2013 when it received Royal Assent, the Ministry of Justice publicised section 1(1) of the Act, which provides that “A statement is not defamatory unless its publication has caused or is likely to cause serious harm to the reputation of the claimant“, established “a requirement for companies and individuals to show serious harm to establish a claim“. The Act, according to Lord McNally, represented “the end of a long and hard fought battle to reform the libel laws in England and Wales”. Continue reading

Serbian Forum Shopper in breach of his duty of full and frank disclosure has permission to serve libel and privacy claim set aside – David Hooper

David HooperOn 23 November 2015, in the case of Ahuja v Politika Novine ([2015] EWHC 3380 (QB)) Sir Michael Tugendhat set aside an order for service out of the jurisdiction of proceedings for the misuse of private information and libel which had been made by Master Roberts on 31 March 2015 in respect of an article in Politika, a Serbian language newspaper circulating in Serbia and neighbouring countries in hard copy and available in this country only on the internet.  Continue reading

Case Law: Brand v Berki, Russell Brand and Jemima Khan obtain continuing “anti-harassment” order against masseuse – Oliver Murphy

Brand-KhanThe High Court has recently granted an extension to an anti-harassment injunction taken out by Russell Brand and Jemima Goldsmith, otherwise known as Jemima Khan (the Claimants), against a masseuse (the Defendant). In Brand & Anor v Szilvia (aka Sylvie) Berki [2014] EWHC 2979 (QB) (11 September 2014) Mrs Justice Carr outlined the thresholds necessary for a successful application for an “anti-harassment” injunction. Continue reading

How to get Google to remove outdated links to your personal data – Keith Mathieson

igooglemagesGoogle has today announced how it intends to deal with the European Court’s judgment in the Google Spain case. In today’s Financial Times Google’s CEO, Larry Page, has confirmed that Google will take steps to recognise individuals’ “right to be forgotten” in appropriate cases. It will do so by introducing an online mechanism for users to request the removal from search results of links to data that are outdated. Continue reading

Has the Weller case created an image right in relation to the facial expressions of children? – Louise Turner

Louise TurnerThe singer Paul Weller, acting on behalf of three of his children, was successful in his privacy action against Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) in relation to seven unpixellated photographs of the children and their father out shopping on a public street and relaxing in a café in Los Angeles. The photographs, in particular, showed the faces of all three children. They were published on Mail Online on 21 October 2012.  Continue reading

Privacy Injunction Statistics: Last gasp of the super-injunction – Nick Wilcox

ripSuper-injunctions are almost an extinct species. ‘Non-super’ privacy injunctions however remain alive and kicking with according to recent figures a 100% success rate on interim applications.  The Ministry of Justice has recently published its latest bulletin with statistics on privacy injunction hearings at the High Court and Court of Appeal at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.  The bulletin covers the period January to June 2013 and statistics are now available from August 2011. Continue reading

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