May 042011
 
 May 4, 2011  Court, Non-U.S., Youth & Schools

A child’s right to privacy as guaranteed in the European Convention on Human Rights, coupled with the ease with which the redacted information could be recovered by inexpensive software, meant that an injunction preventing the information being published should be imposed, the Court said.

The blacked-out information was contained in Greek court papers that determined how a father, Martin Coward, could have contact with his son and how his son would be educated, as well as details of the son’s wealth.

Coward was fighting divorce proceedings with his wife Elena Ambrosiadou when he sent the redacted papers to the media. All the document contents could be read using software costing just £300, the court said.

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