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Wednesday, 12 November 2003

EWAN MCGREGOR WINS PRIVACY INJUNCTION

The actor, Ewan McGregor has won an injunction against the plans of French picture agency, Eliot Press, to publish photographs of his children on a family holiday in Mauritius. According to the BBC, the judge stated that he will “decide on damages for breach of confidence and invasion of privacy at a later date”. Meanwhile, Fraser Woodward, the agency that originally published the photos in question in December 2002 is defending an action by the actor for (again according to the BBC) “breach of privacy under the Data Protection Act”.

The IPKat eagerly awaits the judge’s decision, noting that this is a case involving a celebrity but one that is untainted by efforts to cover-up any scandalous doings of the person in question or the sales of pictures to a rival publication. The IPKat is also curious to know how the judge has treated/will treat the balance between breach of confidence and privacy, considering the hostile approach take to a free-standing privacy action in recent cases such as Wainwright and Douglas and Zeta-Jones and OK! v Hello!

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