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I am delivering by hand an important document marked private

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I am delivering by hand an important document marked private and confidential. Has this any standing in law
JA: Are you in the UK or are you in the States?
Customer: UK
JA: What action has been taken so far? What's your ideal outcome?
Customer: It is a medical situation. Initially I was asking for a female GP . I was told to write to the partners. The answer which was unsatisfactory cam from a doctor in the practice who was not a partner
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I do not think so.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Maverick replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Maverick replied 1 month ago.

It has the effect of putting the receiver on notice of privacy rights that are enforceable by law. The test used to determine breach of confidence, as reiterated in Campbell v Mirror Group Newspapers Ltd is whether the information disclosed was of a confidential nature and whether there was a reasonable expectation of privacy. Here, the English House of Lords drew attention to the distinction between identifying whether information is private and identifying whether it is proportionate to prevent disclosure of such information, having regard to the competing Convention right of freedom of expression (Article 10).

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