Privacy law: key principles derived from the case law

This note contains a broad description of the key principles to be derived from the decisions of the UK courts and the European Court of Human Rights in privacy cases.

NOTE: This note has not yet been updated to reflect the Court of Appeal's decision in PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 393 (see Legal update, Court of Appeal lifts injunction preventing publication of account of celebrity's extramarital sexual activities). The Supreme Court has reserved judgment in the PJS case on whether permission to appeal should be granted, and, if it were granted, whether the appeal should be allowed or dismissed. The Supreme Court said that it would give its decision at a later date, and that the injunction granted by the Court of Appeal and continued by the Supreme Court remains in force.

Lucy Middleton, Addleshaw Goddard LLP


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