UK: 54 per cent rise in privacy cases
08 Sep 2010

Cases involving privacy arguments have risen by 54 per cent in the last year, according to figures released by legal publishers Sweet & Maxwell. Their report revealed that privacy cases were up from 28 in 2009 to 43 in the last twelve months. Of the 43 cases reported, 22 were brought against the public sector, making up 51% of all privacy cases. The number of cases brought by high-profile individuals has also increased, almost trebling from 2008-09 to 2009-10. Recent examples include Matt Lucas, Colin Montgomerie, and three injunctions from England footballers.

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