Rio Ferdinand loses ‘kiss and tell’ privacy case against Sunday Mirror – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2011 in freedom of expression, media, news, privacy by tracey

“Footballer Rio Ferdinand on Thursday lost his privacy action over a ‘kiss and tell’ story published by the Sunday Mirror.The England and Manchester United star was not at the high court in London to hear Mr Justice Nicol dismiss his claim against Sunday Mirror publisher Mirror Group Newspapers. Ferdinand will pay MGN’s legal costs.”

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The Guardian, 29th September 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Internet policing is ‘inevitable’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 29th, 2011 in freedom of expression, internet, media, news, privacy, public interest by sally

“State-imposed control of the internet is ‘inevitable’ if the conflict between the right to privacy and a free press is ever to be resolved, lawyers and journalists suggested last week at a Law Society public debate.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 29th September 2011

Source: www:lawgazette.co.uk

Max Mosley loses privacy law appeal bid – The Independent

Posted September 28th, 2011 in appeals, freedom of expression, human rights, media, news, privacy by sally

“Human rights judges have rejected an appeal by ex-Formula One boss Max Mosley against his failed bid to force a change in UK privacy laws.”

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The Independent, 27th September 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Met offer £5,000 compensation to arrested royal wedding protester – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2011 in compensation, freedom of expression, news, police, public order, stop and search by sally

“A protester who was held in police cells for six hours during a crackdown on street protests during the royal wedding has received £5,000 compensation and an official apology from the Metropolitan police.”

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2011

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Phone-hacking inquiry judge is right to investigate behaviour of the media’s ‘good guys’ – The Guardian

“What is Lord Justice Leveson up to? The judge heading the phone-hacking inquiry is currently planning a series of public seminars on the relationship between the press and the public. Is he right to seek evidence about internal rules in such august institutions as the Guardian and the BBC? Or should he confine himself, as some critics are saying, to investigating the misbehaviour of the tabloid press and the police?”

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The Guardian, 21st September 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Phone hacking, the Met police and the David Shayler case – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2011 in freedom of expression, interception, media, news, official secrets act, police by michael

“The Met police have turned to the Official Secrets Act to obtain Guardian phone hacking material. In 2000 they lost a similar case relating to former MI5 spy David Shayler.”

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The Guardian, 20th September 2011

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Freedom of expression: is filming the police in public a fundamental right? – Hugh Tomlinson QC – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 31st, 2011 in freedom of expression, human rights, news, photography, police, video recordings by sally

“As a number of recent cases have made clear, the filming of policing activity in public places is a vital method of holding police to account. But there have been continuing tensions between the police and photographers over filming police activity. In January 2010 there was a protest in Trafalgar Square by photographers against the use of terrorism laws to stop and search photographers. A campaign called ‘I’m a photographer, not a terrorist’ was launched to protect the rights of those taking photographs in public places.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 31st August 2011

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

NoW publisher sued for £100,000 over alleged breach of anonymity agreement – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2011 in anonymity, confidentiality, freedom of expression, media, news by sally

“News Group Newspapers, former publisher of the defunct News of the World, is being sued for £100,000 by a prison warden’s brother who claims that a senior executive at the newspaper confirmed to police he was the source of leaked stories about the Soham killer Ian Huntley.”

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The Guardian, 5th August 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Contempt of court rules are designed to avoid trial by media – The Guardian

“The arrest of Christopher Jefferies on 30 December automatically obliged the media to restrict reporting of legal proceedings against the retired Bristol schoolteacher.”

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The Guardian, 5th July 2011

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Regina (Gaunt) v Office of Communications (Liberty intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted June 21st, 2011 in appeals, freedom of expression, law reports, media by sally

Regina (Gaunt) v Office of Communications (Liberty intervening) [2011] EWCA Civ 692; [2011] WLR (D) 201

“The provisions of the Ofcom Broadcasting Code had to be interpreted, as well as being applied in a particular case, so as to comply with the requirements of the right to freedom of expression in article 10 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The question whether the publication of a finding by the statutory regulator constituted a permissible interference with a claimed right to freedom of expression under the article demanded rigorous scrutiny.”

WLR Daily, 17th June 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Plumber Ian Puddick cleared of harassing wife’s lover on internet – The Guardian

Posted June 20th, 2011 in freedom of expression, harassment, internet, news by sally

“A man has been cleared of harassing his wife’s millionaire lover on the internet in ‘a victory for free speech and the small man’.”

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The Guardian, 17th June 2011

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DJ Jon Gaunt loses ‘Nazi’ jibe court appeal – BBC News

Posted June 17th, 2011 in freedom of expression, media, news by sally

“DJ Jon Gaunt has lost his appeal against a High Court ruling upholding Ofcom’s 2009 decision to censure him.”

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BBC News, 17th June 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Implications’ of affair tweet case – The Independent

Posted June 15th, 2011 in freedom of expression, harassment, internet, news by sally

“A plumber standing trial after he tweeted and blogged claims about his wife’s alleged affair said his case had ‘big legal implications’.”

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The Independent, 15th June 2011

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‘Cuckold’ case will test the limits of the internet – The Observer

Posted June 13th, 2011 in freedom of expression, harassment, internet, news by tracey

“A plumber who used the internet to highlight his wife’s affair with a director of one of the world’s largest financial companies will appear in court on harassment charges. Lawyers believe the case could help define the limits of free expression on the internet.”

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The Observer, 12th June 2011

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/

Jeremy Hunt and Ken Clarke set out remit for privacy committee – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2011 in freedom of expression, injunctions, news, parliament, privacy by michael

“The culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and the justice secretary, Ken Clarke, have asked parliament to examine whether the law and the courts have established an appropriate balance between the rights to privacy and freedom of expression in the wake of the celebrity injunction crisis.”

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The Guardian, 9th June 2011

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Jeremy Hunt and Ken Clarke set out remit for privacy committee – The Guardian

Posted June 9th, 2011 in freedom of expression, injunctions, news, parliament, privacy by tracey

“The culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and the justice secretary, Ken Clarke, have asked parliament to examine whether the law and the courts have established an appropriate balance between the rights to privacy and freedom of expression in the wake of the celebrity injunction crisis.”

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The Guardian, 9th June 2011

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The Court 10 stars shaping the law on privacy – The Lawyer

Posted May 31st, 2011 in freedom of expression, injunctions, legal profession, news, privacy by sally

“Court 10 at the Royal Courts of Justice has had more visitors than usual in the past month as the press fights back against what it perceives as encroaching ­privacy laws.”

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The Lawyer, 30th May 2011

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Twitter unmasks anonymous British user in landmark legal battle – The Guardian

Posted May 31st, 2011 in defamation, freedom of expression, internet, local government, news, privacy by sally

“Twitter has been forced to hand over the personal details of a British user in a libel battle that could have huge implications for free speech on the web.”

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The Guardian, 29th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Media concession expected in injunction report – BBC News

Posted May 20th, 2011 in freedom of expression, injunctions, media, news, privacy by tracey

“A report by a top judge is likely to recommend the media are allowed into court when injunctions and so-called super-injunctions are being sought.”

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BBC News, 20th May 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

No privacy law to gag press, Jeremy Hunt says – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 20th, 2011 in freedom of expression, human rights, media, news, privacy by tracey

“The Government will not introduce a privacy law, Jeremy Hunt, the Culture Secretary, has said. Instead, Parliament will consider producing more detailed guidance for judges to interpret the Human Rights Act.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th May 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk