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A v. B plc is a case in English law in which a Premiership footballer sought an injunction to prevent a Sunday newspaper publishing details of his extra marital affair. The Court of Appeal granted a temporary injunction against publication. The case established that it is not for the press to show a public interest in publication but for the applicant to show why a free press should be overborne.[1]

Lord Woolf remarked in the case “Where an individual is a public figure he is entitled to have his privacy respected. A public figure is entitled to a private life" but a celebrity "should recognise that because of his public position he must expect and accept that his actions will be more closely scrutinised by the media."[2]

References

  1. ^ Davis, Howard , Human rights and civil liberties, p200
  2. ^ http://www.ucl.ac.uk/laws/global_law/publications/institute/docs/privacy_100804.pdf

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