Mosley mulls appeal in press privacy case

10th May 2011, Comments 0 comments

Former world motorsport chief Max Mosley said he might continue his fight to impose curbs on press intrusion after the European Court of Human Rights dismissed his case Tuesday.

Mosley said his case against the UK government was not about freedom of expression but privacy and said he might seek leave to appeal.

He brought his case after he was accused by a British tabloid newspaper of taking part in a Nazi-themed orgy, but later won damages from a British judge who ruled there was no evidence of any Nazi theme.

Mosley took the case to the Strasbourg-based court arguing that British law had failed to protect his private life and sought a change in the law that would force newspapers to warn people before exposing their private lives.

"This is just about whether the newspapers should have the right to publicise very private aspects of people's lives which there's no public interest in at all," Mosley told BBC television from London.

"It's just purely for titillation and to sell newspapers.

"It's a little bit sad because there's a gap in the law which should have been closed, that is where the newspapers ambush people, it hasn't been closed and maybe it will be one day."

© 2011 AFP

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