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Over the last fifteen years privacy actions have been recognised at common law or in equity in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. Apex courts are now being called upon to articulate the law governing remedies, including in high profile litigation concerning phone hacking, covert filming and release of personal information. Yet despite the practical significance of the courts' approach to damages, injunctions and other remedies for breach of privacy, very little has been written on the topic.
This book comprehensively analyses these developments and seeks to provide solutions to the issues which are coming to light as higher courts forge this remedial jurisprudence and practitioners look for guidance. Significantly, the essays are important not only for what they say about remedies, but also for the attention they give to the nature of the new privacy actions, providing deep insights into substantive law.
The book includes contributions by academics, practitioners and judges from across common law jurisdictions, who are expert in the legal disciplines implicated by privacy remedies, including torts, equity, and public law. By bringing together this range of perspectives the book offers authoritative insights into this cutting edge topic. It will be essential reading for all those seeking to understand and resolve the new issues associated with privacy remedies.