Book Chapter

Remedies for Breach of Privacy

Jason Varuhas, NA Moreham

Remedies for Breach of Privacy | Hart Publishing | Published : 2018

Abstract

Since the turn of the century, privacy actions have been recognised at common law and in equity across the common law world, while statutory privacy protections have simultaneously proliferated. With the emergence of these actions courts are being called upon to determine which civil remedies are available for breaches of privacy and to enunciated the rules and principles that govern their award, often in the context of high-profile litigation concerning phone hacking, revenge pron, covert filming or the disclosure of sensitive medical, relationship or financial information.

University of Melbourne Researchers