STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

UK judge rules that newspaper invaded Meghan Markle's privacy

Judge Mark Warby issue says Associated Newspapers misused the duchess's private information.

Published: 11th February 2021 10:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th February 2021 10:29 PM   |  A+A-

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle.

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle. (Photo | AP)

By Associated Press

LONDON: A British judge has ruled that a newspaper invaded Duchess of Sussex's privacy by publishing personal letter to her estranged father.

Judge Mark Warby issue says Associated Newspapers misused the duchess's private information.

He said the duchess "had a reasonable expectation that the contents of the letter would remain private. The Mail articles interfered with that reasonable expectation."

The ruling is a major victory for Meghan Markle, who is suing the publisher for invasion of privacy and copyright infringement over five February 2019 articles in the Mail on Sunday and on the MailOnline website, which published portions of a handwritten letter to her estranged father, Thomas Markle, after her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry.

Associated Newspapers contested the claim.

The ruling means Meghan has won her case on privacy grounds but the judge said a "limited trial" should be held to decide some of the copyright issues.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp