In this case note, Josh Folkard considers the decision of Vidal-Hall v Google, which clarifies:
– That privacy is protected in English law by a new tort of misuse of private information.
– The availability of damages for mere distress under the Data Protection Act 1998.
– The scope of the ‘tort gateway’ in Practice Direction 6B.
– That (at least some) articles of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights have horizontal direct effect.