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Clift v Slough Borough Council

[2010] EWCA Civ 1171


Where a local authority had included a person on its Violent Persons Register and had emailed it to certain customer-facing departments and to supernumerary departments, a judge, hearing the subsequent claim for libel, had been right to hold that the publication to supernumerary departments was disproportionate and in breach of the individual's rights under the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 art.8. As such the local authority could not rely on qualified privilege as a defence.