In Mosley v Google  EWHC 59 (QB) Google sought to strike out a claim brought by former Formula One President Max Mosley. Mosley is seeking damages and an injunction, under Section 10 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘DPA 1998’). The injunction is sought to block access to still images and edited footage from its search engine results. The images in question show Mosley involved in a sex act with five women in 2008.
The High Court on 22 January 2015 heard that a number of celebrities (including Cilla Black, Darren Day, Peter Andre and Jessie Wallace) had settled their claims against the Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) for phone hacking that was alleged to have taken place between 2000 and 2006. The claims for misuse of private information related to the “widespread and habitual practice of voicemail interception” conducted by the newspapers involved.