School of Law

Dr Paul Wragg invited to speak at privacy conference

16 April 2015 |

On 17 April 2015, Dr Paul Wragg, Associate Professor at the School of Law and Academic Fellow of the Inner Temple, will speak at a conference marking the tenth anniversary of the influential decision in Campbell v MGN Ltd [2004] 2 AC 457, which brought about the misuse of private information tort.

Dr Wragg’s paper will examine the common law’s approach to the proportionality test by which the courts is meant to decide the outcome of such claims.  He will argue that the resultant jurisprudence has not equipped judges with sufficient analytical tools to measure the extent of the public interest in privacy-invading expression and that, consequently, the great promise within Campbell to protect private lives from public scrutiny has not been realised.

Dr Wragg will be joined by other experts in the field, including Professor Gavin Phillipson (Durham), Dr Nicole Moreham (Victoria University of Wellington, NZ) and Hugh Tomlinson QC.  The conference will be held at the University of Newcastle and further details can be found here


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