The Clooneys threaten to sue for breach of privacy for publishing photographs of their children

By Peter Clarke Parents seeking to protect the privacy of their children from the snapping shutters of papparazi have given rise to significant jurisprudence, notably the New Zealand decision of Hosking v Runting and Murray v Express Newspapers. The law has moved along in some common law jurisdictions, though not particularly well in Australia, where the jurisprudence is still mired in breach of confidence/misuse of private information claims in equity. Clunky and not as good as a proper tort of invasion of privacy.
In Europe, France in particular, the privacy laws are quite strict. It is therefore a little surprising …read more

Source:: Peter A Clarke

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