Max Mosley begins court action to stop Google showing pictures of sex party
Max Mosley begins court action to stop Google showing pictures of sex party: Max Mosley, the former head of Formula One racing, has begun a UK high court action to stop Google showing pictures of him at a sex party.
Having won similar claims in French and German courts, Mosley’s lawyers have now initiated action in the high court in London, arguing that the internet search engine is a publisher and is misusing private information.
The challenge is based on a court order made against the News of the World in 2008 but relates only to pictures taken for the story. The outcome of the latest case could set a UK legal precedent in enforcing privacy online.
Mosley, 74, successfully sued the now-defunct Sunday tabloid for grossly invading his privacy after it printed pictures and published video of him indulging in a five-hour sadomasochistic session with prostitutes in a Chelsea apartment.
His claim is not based on the 2014 precedent of a European court of justice ruling that established a right to be forgotten in relation to a Spanish claimant who wanted to have a repossession notice deleted from Google searches about him.
In the original case against the News of the World, Mosley was awarded £60,000 in damages as well as costs. The paper had falsely accused him of taking part in a “sick Nazi orgy”.