Privacy and Breach of Confidence

There is no specific law in relation to privacy in the UK: privacy law and its principles mainly derive from case law.

As the UK does not recognise breach of privacy as an act of wrongdoing, the courts have developed the law of breach of confidence so that it now extends to cover a new cause of action for misuse of private information. Further rights of action in relation to privacy may also include defamation, trespass, nuisance, surveillance and harassment.

Our team is experienced at navigating the various hurdles and pitfalls which can arise in a privacy claim. If you are think of bringing such a claim, we would be happy to discuss the merits of it with you and to maximise your prospects of success.

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