Singer Wins Privacy Case

Last week, it was revealed that the former front man for The Jam and Style Council, Paul Weller, had been successful in claiming damages from a leading national newspaper, following privacy concerns.

It had previously been reported that the singer was suing the newspaper for misuse of private information, after unpixelated images of his three children, who were aged 16 and under at the time, were published within an online article in October 2012.

According to previous reports into the case, the seeker was reportedly seeking damages, on behalf of his children, starting at £15,000 per child, claiming that the decision to publish the pictures was an unjustified infringement of their right to privacy.

In a High Court hearing in London last week, the ruling went in favour of the singer, with the newspaper being ordered to pay £10,000 in damages; with the judge adding that although publishing the images may have been legal in California, where the images were taken, publishing them in the UK violated the right of privacy enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights.

Under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, “everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence” and as human right solicitors in London, at Howe+Co, we have extensive experience in high profile cases in respect of the right to private and family life.

For those who feel they have a case relating to Article 8, our solicitors will be able to provide you with honest, impartial and tailored legal advice. To find out how we can assist you, contact us today.

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