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