John v Associated Newspapers Ltd: QBD 23 Jun 2006

Photographs were taken of Sir Elton John in a London street outside his home. They showed him dressed in a tracksuit and wearing a baseball cap but were otherwise innocuous.
Held: The court refused to grant an injunction on the basis that Sir Elton John could have no reasonable expectation of privacy in respect of the information conveyed by the photograph. It was a ‘popping out for a pint of milk’ type of case. An important factor in this kind of case is any element of harassment which was absent in relation to the photographs taken of Sir Elton John.


Eady J


[2006] EWHC 1611 (QB), [2006] EMLR 722




England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedMurray v Express Newspapers Plc and Another ChD 7-Aug-2007
The claimant, now aged four and the son of a famous author, was photographed by use of a long lens, but in a public street. He now sought removal of the photograph from the defendant’s catalogue, and damages for breach of confidence.
Held: The . .
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Updated: 06 August 2022; Ref: scu.258631