The High Court has refused an application to order Bloomberg LP (“Bloomberg”) to take down an online article about a businessman known as ZXC. The judgment illustrates the court’s approach to balancing the rights engaged in such cases, namely those under Article 8 (the right to a private life) and Article 10 ECHR (the right to freedom of expression).
An Italian investigative journalist has recently claimed to have 'unmasked' the pseudonymous Elena Ferrante, the bestselling Italian author of the 'Neapolitan quartet' of novels. Ferrante has consistently guarded her real identity and has been writing under the pseudonym since 1992. This raises interesting questions in connection with privacy rights and whether it could be considered a breach of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights to reveal the name of an individual who otherwise wished to be anonymous.