Weller & Ors v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 1176. Weller case highlights need for guidance on photography, privacy and the press

Hancock, Holly (2016) Weller & Ors v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 1176. Weller case highlights need for guidance on photography, privacy and the press. Journal of Media Law, 8 (1). pp. 17-31. ISSN 1757-7632

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Abstract

Photographs published in the Mail Online of Musician Paul Weller and his young children taken in the street in California were subject to a misuse of private information and breach of Data Protection Act claim against Associated Newspapers Limited. In the Court of Appeal's judgment a number of matters were given consideration, including the application of Californian law, where it was lawful to both take and publish the photographs; whether the claimants had a reasonable expectation of privacy; the relevance of the status of the child and the extent to which matters such as consent play a role. In outlining these issues the case emphasises a need for more clarity on both the taking and publishing of photographs – in relation to the famous and their children, and to children in general.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: photographs,privacy,children,image rights,consent
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 02:20
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2020 23:44
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/62408
DOI: 10.1080/17577632.2016.1188504

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