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Weller and Ors v Associated Newspapers Limited [2015] EWCA Civ 1176
20th November 2015 - Article 8 ECHR, Article 10 ECHR, privacy

Her Majesty’s Attorney General v The Conde Nast Publications Ltd [2015] EWHC 3322 (Admin)
19th November 2015 - On 18 November 2015 the Administrative Court gave judgment granting the Attorney General's application to commit the Defendant for contempt of court under the "strict liability" rule. The case concerned an article in the April 2014 edition of GQ magazine commenting on the "phone hacking" trial (R v Edmondson & Ors) and published while that trial was still in progress. A penalty hearing will follow. Andrew Caldecott QC and Aidan Eardley, instructed by the Treasury Solicitor, represented the Attorney General.

Richardson v Facebook & Google UK Limited [2015] EWHC 3154 (QB)
17th November 2015 - On 2 November 2015, Warby J handed down judgment in consolidated appeals arising from claims which had been brought against Facebook UK Limited and Google UK Limited. The judgment serves as a helpful clarification to litigants about the need to sue the correct entity in the context of alleged internet intermediary cases. It also addresses a number of misconceptions which have arisen in respect of the CJEU’s decision in Costeja v AEPD (the ‘Google Spain’ case) regarding liability in data protection law. Caroline Addy was instructed by White & Case on behalf of Facebook UK Limited. David Glen was instructed by Pinsent Masons on behalf of Google UK Limited.

KL and NN v Sunday Newspapers Limited [2015] NIQB 88
26th October 2015 - New Northern Ireland decision on open justice in civil claims

Delfi AS v Estonia - Application No: 64569/09
16th June 2015 - Grand Chamber, ECHR

Rhodes v OPO & anr [2015] UKSC 32
20th May 2015 - In a unanimous decision Supreme Court reverses the Court of Appeal judgment and lifts injunction so that autobiographical book can be published and author identified.

Associated Newspapers v Murray - [2015] EWCA Civ 488
15th May 2015 - The Court of Appeal has unanimously dismissed an appeal by the publisher of the Daily Mail from a decision of Mr Justice Tugendhat permitting the Respondent to make a unilateral statement in open court in the terms she sought following the acceptance of an unqualified offer of amends.

Brian Aitken v DPP [2015] EWHC 1079 (Admin)
23rd April 2015 - Reporting Restrictions

Vidal-Hall & ors v Google Inc
27 March 2015 - Court of Appeal (Lord Dyson MR, McFarlane and Sharp LLJ) dismisses Google’s appeal in cookie claim; gives radical data protection ruling opening the way for claims for damages solely for distress under the Data Protection Act. Catrin Evans was junior counsel for Google Inc. instructed by Bristows LLP

The Queen on the application of Evans v The Attorney General
26th March 2015 - Freedom of Information, Judicial Review

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