Douglas and Others v. Hello! Ltd - The Protection of Privacy in English Private Law

7 Pages Posted: 24 Jan 2014 Last revised: 31 Mar 2019

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N. A. Moreham

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Date Written: September 1, 2001

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Moreham, Nicole A., Douglas and Others v. Hello! Ltd - The Protection of Privacy in English Private Law (September 1, 2001). (2001) 64 Modern Law Review 767-774; Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 12/2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2383506

Nicole A. Moreham (Contact Author)

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law ( email )

PO Box 600
Wellington, 6140
New Zealand

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