Douglas and Others v. Hello! Ltd - The Protection of Privacy in English Private Law
(2001) 64 Modern Law Review 767-774
7 Pages Posted: 24 Jan 2014 Last revised: 31 Mar 2019
Date Written: September 1, 2001
This article considers the reasoning and likely impact of the English Court of Appeal decision of Douglas v Hello!. The article examines Court’s approach both to the horizontal effect of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the development of the new privacy action. It also discusses the way in which the judges formulated the breach of confidence/privacy action and theoretical concepts underpinning the new action.
Keywords: Human Rights Act 1998, horizontal effect, privacy, breach of confidence, Article 8, European Convention on Human Rights
JEL Classification: K10, K13
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