Archive for the 'anonymity' Category

John Kampfner: The worrying rise of the rich man’s weapon of justice – The Independent

“Just when you think you are over the worst, the forces of secrecy bite back. No sooner had the Government published a draft Defamation Bill, going some way to reversing many of the most hideous aspects of Britain’s libel laws, than the judiciary set a dangerous new precedent.”

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The Independent, 1st April 2011


Superinjunction scores legal first for nameless financier in libel action – The Guardian

“A wealthy financier involved in a family dispute has made British legal history by winning anonymity in a libel case. This latest court attempt to censor internet material has led to claims that free speech is being further eroded in Britain.”

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The Guardian, 29th March 2011


Court rules that newspaper does not have to identify commenters – The Guardian

“Defamation attempt fails as high court rules that anonymous comments on the Daily Mail’s website are little more than ‘pub talk’.”

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The Guardian, 1st March 2011


Newspaper does not have to identify anonymous commenters, rules High Court –

“The Daily Mail does not have to identify the people behind two anonymously posted comments on its website because to do so would breach their rights to privacy, the High Court has said.”

Full story, 28th February 2011


Married TV personality granted gagging order – Daily Telegraph

“A married TV personality has been granted continued anonymity by the High Court in the latest in a long line of privacy cases.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd February 2011


JIH v News Group Newspapers Ltd – WLR Daily

JIH v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 42; [2011] WLR (D) 27

“Where a claimant applied for an injunction restraining publication of private information and sought reporting restrictions, in balancing the rights of the individual to confidentiality against the public interest in freedom of expression, generally the court would either direct that the claimant’s name be anonymised but disclosure of the nature of the information was permitted, or direct that the claimant could be named but the nature of the information was not to be identified.”

WLR Daily, 1st February 2011


Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Already-published information ensures anonymity for privacy case subject, rules court –

“The identity of a person at the centre of an alleged photograph and video blackmail attempt can stay anonymous, the High Court has ruled. Anonymity is required because some information about the case is already in the public domain, it said.”

Full story, 24th January 2011


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