‘Philip Green Injunction: is anonymity for celebrities really worth the potential backlash?’

“The disclosure by Lord Hain in Parliament that Sir Philip Green was the individual who had obtained an anonymous privacy injunction against the Telegraph has once again cast doubt on the effectiveness of such injunctions against the press. Whilst much of the debate is about the ethics of NDAs and how parliamentary privilege was used by Lord Hain to undermine three Court of Appeal judges, the incident also raises the question of why high-profile individuals continue to seek anonymity when seeking privacy injunctions against the press that are bound to be contested …” (more)

[Ashley Hurst and Alex Vakil, Inforrm’s Blog, 4 November

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