“Sado-masochistic behaviour, even where it involved adultery, was not a matter of genuine public interest justifying interference by the media in an individual’s private life. Exemplary damages were not available in a claim for infringement of privacy: a claim for compensatory damages could reflect an element of aggravation. Certain principles were applicable in the assessment of compensatory damages for infringement of privacy.”
WLR Daily, 28th July 2008
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