Privacy Win for Max Mosley in French Courts.

A Court in France has ordered the News of the World to pay Mr. Max Mosley the sum of 22,000 Euros after it had ruled that the News of the World had breached his privacy rights.

The News of the World has been ordered by The 17th Chamber to pay Max Mosley 7,000 Euros damages, 15,000 Euros in legal costs and also to pay a fine of 10,000 Euros to the French state after 1,500 copies of the relevant issue of News of World was sold in France.

Max Mosley previously had success in the English Courts with regards to a story in the News of the World in 2008.

There is some disquiet in media circles arising out of the right now to bring such a claim in France after what had been determined in England and Wales, some consider it to be an abuse of process.

Since the above case, Mr Mosely, in November 2013 , has appeared again in a French Court in Paris in an action against Google to stop their search engine linking nine images to his name which show him in pictures which the News of the World had secretly filmed in 2008. Google strongly opposed the action but the Court ruled in Mr Mosley’s favour awarding him a token sum of 1 euro.

Updated July 2014.

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