A landmark ruling about the privacy rights of criminal suspects in the UK.
ZXC v Bloomberg LP  EWCA 611: the privacy rights of suspects of crime
By Tom Orrell & Melissa Stock Privacy law has never been a straightforward affair in England. Its development has been piecemeal over the past two centuries. In fact the laws that govern information today are spread across multiple frameworks, including: libel (protecting reputation), data protection (rights over the processing of personal data), breach of confidence […]
Last week an important case was decided in the High Court on the so-called ‘Right to be Forgotten’. The Claimants, NT1 and NT2, are businessmen who asked Google to remove links to search results that revealed their past convictions. The High Court judgment is lengthy and comprehensive. For those who wish to analyse the case […]
Summary The Supreme Court considered three appeals; all involving the question of whether or not the costs regime involving Conditional Fee Agreements (‘CFA’s’) and After the Event Insurance (ATE’s) infringed a newspaper’s Article 10 rights. The cases and legislation mentioned, or made reference to, in this podcast are: Campbell v MGN (No 2)  […]
This was an appeal in the Supreme Court concerning the scope of the duty of confidentiality that HMRC owes to taxpayers. Patrick McKenna founded Ingenious Media Holdings Plc (“Ingenious Media”), an investment and advisory group that specialised in the media industry. The group utilised tax relief schemes relevant to the industry; HMRC were investigating these […]
On 13 May 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) made a ruling in the case Google Spain SL, Google Inc. v Agencia Espanola de Proteccion de Datos (AEPD) and Mario Costeja Gonzalez (Case C-131/12) that drastically changed the privacy landscape for European citizens. The outcome of the ruling has come to […]
Summary This appeal concerns the level of compensation awarded by Mr Justice Mann to victims of newspaper-driven phone hacking and blagging (Shobna Gulati & Ors v MGN Limited  EWHC 1482 (Ch)). In particular, the Court of Appeal considered the principles and method applied in arriving at the awards for compensation. It was argued by […]