English court confirms existence of privacy tort | TechnoLlama: "Tugendhat J. had to consider whether misuse of private information, breach of confidence and breach of DPA statutory duties amount to a claim in tort. [He] first referred back to Campbell v MGN  2 WLR 1232 where Lord Nicholls established that breach of confidence was better encapsulated by another concept, that of misuse of private information, and commented that the tort, however labelled, “affords respect for one aspect of an individual’s privacy”. [He] also referred to Douglas v Hello  EWCA Civ 595 and Imerman v Tchenguiz  Fam 116 as other cases where the tort of misuse of private information had been mentioned.
The judge then concluded that “the tort of misuse of private information is a tort” within the meaning of the CPR rules." 'via Blog this'