Although he has settled his claim against South Yorkshire Police (see our blog here), Sir Cliff Richard’s privacy and data protection claims against the BBC arising from the broadcaster’s coverage of the 2014 police raid of his home, continue in earnest.
In TRK & BVP v ICM  EWHC 2810 Mr Justice Warby granted an interim without notice injunction preventing a spurned lover from disclosing private information obtained from the alleged hacking of his former lover’s computer system.
In Heythrop Zoological Gardens Ltd (T/A Amazing Animals) & Anor V Captive Animals Protection Society EWHC/IPEC (20 May 2016), a company that supplies animals to the TV and film industry was refused an interim injunction to prevent an animal protection charity publishing photographs and video clips taken on their premises.
The Supreme Court is currently considering an appeal against a decision of the Court of Appeal to discharge a non-disclosure injunction it granted itself earlier this year. Until the Supreme Court has reached its decision the injunction in PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd – the “celebrity threesome gagging order” – will remain in force.
Maciej Szpunar, an Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), has recommended to the Court that providers of free wi-fi should not be held responsible for copyright infringement committed over their networks.
In JPH v XYZ  EWHC 2871 Mr Justice Popplewell considered an emergency application for an injunction to restrain the publication of intimate images. The application was made after the Defendant threatened to publish photographs and videos of the Claimant (a successful actor) which were of a sexual nature and created whilst they were in a relationship.
In Cheshire West and Chester Council and others -v- Pickthall  EWHC 2141 (QB), a local authority (joined by two of its officers/employees and two of its members, all of whom acted in a representative capacity) sought interim injunctive relief to protect its officers, employees and members from harassment, contrary to the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, by one of its residents.
The Court of Appeal in PNM and Times Newspapers Limited & Ors  EWCA Civ 1132 has upheld the decision of the High Court not to grant a non-disclosure order in a case where the Appellant was arrested but not charged with serious sexual offences against children.