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Claimant granted injunction and £5,000 in damages for misuse of private information (AXB v BXA)

Claimant granted injunction and £5,000 in damages for misuse of private information (AXB v BXA)
Published on: 28 March 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
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Information Law analysis: In this case, the High Court dealt with multiple claims, including deceit, harassment and misuse of private information. The claimant had engaged in an extramarital affair with the defendant and paid her large sums of money following various demands. Both during and following the relationship, the claimant alleged that the defendant harassed him and disclosed his private information to third parties without justification. The court held that the claimant was entitled to injunctive relief and further awarded the claimant £5,000 in damages respect of various infringements of privacy. The parties to the litigation were anonymised and the trial was conducted in private. The judgment was published with redactions. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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