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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to give the listener an overview of recent developments in the law regarding privacy and anonymity. It consders whether there is a human right to privacy and looks at the interplay between Articles 8 and 10 of the ECHR. The podcast then analyses the protection offered by UK law in light of recent case developments. The concept of anonymity in UK law and the advent of super injunctions is also examined.

After completing the course you will:
  • Appreciate the scope of the right to privacy;
  • Be aware of the impact of the ECHR;
  • Know the recent cases in this area;
  • Understand the law regarding a right to anonymity;
  • Be aware of the concept and use of the super injunction;
  • Know the remedies available to claimants in this area.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Case Update
Legal Principles
Sources and References:
  • European Convention on Human Rights;
  • Human Rights Act 1998;
  • AMM v HXW [2010] EWHC 2457 (QB);
  • Browne v Associated Newspapers Ltd Rev 1 [2007] EWCA Civ 295;
  • Campbell v MGN [2004] 2 AC 457;
  • CDE & Anor v MGN Ltd & Anor [2010] EWHC 3308 (QB);
  • Cream Holdings Ltd v Banerjee [2005] 1AC 253;
  • DFT v TFD [2010] EWHC 2335 (QB);
  • Donald v Ntuli. [2010] EWCA Civ 1276;
  • Gray v UVW [2010] EWHC 2367 (QB);
  • Guardian News and Media Ltd & Ors, Re HM Treasury v Ahmed & Ors [2010] UKSC 1;
  • JIH v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 42;
  • Kaye v Robertson [1991] FSR 62;
  • KJH v HGF [2010] EWHC 3064 (QB);
  • MGN Ltd v United Kingdom [2011] ECHR 66;
  • Mosley v NGN [2008] EMLR 20;
  • Murray v Big Pictures (UK) Ltd [2008] EWCA;
  • Re. S (A Child)(Identification: Restrictions on Publication) [2005] 1 AC 593;
  • Secretary of State for the Home Department v AP (No 2) [2010] UKSC 26;
  • Von Hannover v Germany [2004] ECHR 294;
  • Wainwright v Home Office [2004] 2 AC 406.

In this CPDcast, Kate wilson, a barrister at One Brick Court, discusses the law and recent cases in the area of privacy and anonymity.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-09-05

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