Monday, July 24, 2006
Elton John has tried and failed to get an injunction against the Daily Mail's publication of photographs that he claims invade his privacy. The photos, he claims, show the extent of his hair loss, something about which he is apparently particularly sensitive. Dan Tench explains how this decision conflicts with a House of Lords decision two years ago in which Naomi Campbell won an invasion of privacy suit against the Mirror for publishing a photo of her leaving a Narcotics Anonymous meeting. Tench notes that set against the famous Princess Caroline of Monaco victory in the European Court of Human Rights, these two cases now show that British right of privacy law is now difficult to reconcile. Read Tench's article here in the Media Guardian.