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1

What is article 8 of the HRA?

Human right to privacy
No interference by pub auth unless u are infringing upon rights of others

2

Is privacy protection a tort?

No, its only enforceable vs public bodies

3

What is the test in the tort of misuse of private info?

R person

Does C have a reasonable expectation of privacy in respect of the info?

If yes does this outweigh D’s interest in publishing info as regards to freedom of expression?

4

Give an example of a case where freedom of expression trumping privacy.

Long Beach Ltd v Global Witness Ltd

5

Which cases gauge whether privacy can be expected in public?

Campbell v MGN
John v Associated Press

6

What remedies are available in tort of misuse of private info?

Injunctions
Damages

7

What does sec 1 of the protection from harassment act 1997 say?

Don’t pursue an act which involves harassment where u are going to persuade someone to do something they are under no obligation to enforce.

8

What are defences for harassment?

Conduct was reasonable under the circumstances
Pursued via statute or rule of law
Done for the purpose of crime prevention