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This Practice Note deals with the general principles of obtaining an injunction relating to confidential information and privacy. While other remedies are available to claimants in breach of confidence cases, an injunction preventing publication of the relevant information is often the only remedy that has any real value to the claimant. This Practice Note also covers anonymised injunctions, and both interim and final injunctions.
While there are other remedies available to claimants in breach of confidence cases, an injunction preventing publication of the relevant information is often the only remedy that has any real value to the claimant.
There has been some controversy regarding injunctions relating to confidential information and privacy in recent years. ‘Super-injunctions,’ as they are commonly called, have been criticised in the media for fettering freedom of speech. However, much of this criticism stems from confusion as to what the term ‘super-injunction’ means and the impression that they are far more prevalent than is the case.
This Practice Note deals with the general principles of obtaining an injunction in this area. For detail on its main scope, which is injunctions for breaches of privacy, see Practice Notes:
Privacy law—misuse of private information
Misuse of private information and related claims
Practical and procedural matters in privacy proceedings
Applications for interim injunctions for breaches of privacy
Interim injunctions allow claimants
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