Ali and another v Channel 5 Broadcast Ltd

Invasion of privacy – Disclosure by media. The claimant tenants had had a reasonable expectation of privacy in respect of information included in a programme aired by Channel 5 which showed an edited version of their eviction from their rental home, following the execution of a writ of possession. The Chancery Division, in allowing the claimants' claim, ruled that their rights under art 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights had been engaged and had outweighed Channel 5's right to freedom of expression under art 10 of the Convention. The claimants were awarded damages of £10,000.

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