Month: January 2001

Hello! decision recognises legal right of privacy

The Court of Appeal’s decision handed down on 21 December concerning the publication of unauthorised photos of the wedding of Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones has given the green light to breach of privacy claims in the UK courts.  The court allowed Hello!’s appeal against an interim injunction preventing publication of the photos, but clearly …   Read more

ASA fends off human rights attack

The Advertising Standards Authority has successfully resisted its first attack by an advertiser on human rights grounds.  Although the Advertising Code is a self-regulatory scheme rather than a statutory code, it is still “prescribed by law”.  Restrictions on advertisers’ freedom of speech may therefore be justifiable under Article 10(2) of the European Convention on Human …   Read more