*Weller and others v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Tort – Cause of action. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the defendant's appeal against, among other things, the finding that it was liable in misuse of private information and/or for breach of the Data Protection Act 1998. The judge had been right to hold that the claimants, three children of a well-known musician, had had a reasonable expectation in the privacy of the photographs and that their rights under art 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights had outweighed the defendant's right under art 10 of the Convention.

Category: