Privacy Law in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No 1)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 21 Dic 2000

    What a concept of privacy does, however, is accord recognition to the fact that the law has to protect not only those people whose trust has been abused but those who simply find themselves subjected to an unwanted intrusion into their personal lives. The law no longer needs to construct an artificial relationship of confidentiality between intruder and victim: it can recognise privacy itself as a legal principle drawn from the fundamental value of personal autonomy.

  • Khuja (formerly known as PNM) v Times Newspapers Ltd and Others
    • Supreme Court
    • 19 Jul 2017

    The test was whether a reasonable person of ordinary sensibilities, if placed in the same situation as the subject of the disclosure, rather than the recipient, would find the disclosure offensive. The protection of reputation is the primary function of the law of defamation.

  • Murray v Big Pictures (UK) Ltd
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 07 May 2008

    They include the attributes of the claimant, the nature of the activity in which the claimant was engaged, the place at which it was happening, the nature and purpose of the intrusion, the absence of consent and whether it was known or could be inferred, the effect on the claimant and the circumstances in which and the purposes for which the information came into the hands of the publisher.

  • Campbell v MGN Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 06 May 2004

    Accordingly, in deciding what was the ambit of an individual's 'private life' in particular circumstances courts need to be on guard against using as a touchstone a test which brings into account considerations which should more properly be considered at the later stage of proportionality. Essentially the touchstone of private life is whether in respect of the disclosed facts the person in question had a reasonable expectation of privacy.

  • OBG Ltd and another v Allan and Others
    • House of Lords
    • 02 May 2007

    As the law has developed breach of confidence, or misuse of confidential information, now covers two distinct causes of action, protecting two different interests: privacy, and secret ('confidential') information. In other instances information may be in the public domain, and not qualify for protection as confidential, and yet qualify for protection on the grounds of privacy. Privacy can be invaded by further publication of information or photographs already disclosed to the public.

  • Wainwright v Home Office
    • House of Lords
    • 16 Oct 2003

    Sir Brian Neill's well known article "Privacy: a challenge for the next century" in Protecting Privacy (ed B Markesinis, 1999) contains a survey. Common law torts include trespass, nuisance, defamation and malicious falsehood; there is the equitable action for breach of confidence and statutory remedies under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and the Data Protection Act 1998.

  • Michael Douglas (1st Respondent) Catherine Zeta-Jones (2nd Respondent) Nothern & Shell Plc (3rd Respondent) v Hello Ltd (1st Appellant) Hola S.A. (2nd Appellant) Eduardo Sanchez Junco (3rd Appellant)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 18 May 2005

    Insofar as a photograph does more than convey information and intrudes on privacy by enabling the viewer to focus on intimate personal detail, there will be a fresh intrusion of privacy when each additional viewer sees the photograph and even when one who has seen a previous publication of the photograph, is confronted by a fresh publication of it.

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Legislation
  • Data Protection Act 2018
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2018
    ...... guidance in relation to the carrying out of direct marketing in accordance with the requirements of the data protection legislation and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (  S.I. 2003/2426 ), and . (b) (b) such other guidance as the Commissioner considers ......
  • Broadcasting Act 1981
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1981
    ......actually broadcast by a broadcasting body. on or after 1st June 1981; or. .   . ( b . ) unwarranted infringement of privacy in, or in connection. with the obtaining of material included in, sound. or television programmes actually so broadcast. . (2) The Commission ......
  • The Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2013
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2013
    ......SCH-1.50 . . 50. Privacy and restrictions on disclosure . (1) A Tribunal may at any stage of the proceedings, on its own initiative or on application, make an order with a ......
  • Investigatory Powers Act 2016
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2016
    ...... 1 . General privacy protections Part 1 . General privacy protections . Overview and general privacy duties Overview and general privacy duties . S-1 . Overview of ......
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