Princess Beatrice Wins IPSO Complaint Against Mail Online
The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) has upheld a complaint made by Princess Beatrice of York against the MailOnline about an article published on their website in June.
The article, ‘Beatrice makes a splash on yet ANOTHER day off! Princess dives into the sea in a very skimpy bikini as she enjoys a sunshine break on a yacht in Monaco’, included photographs taken with a long-range lens of the Princess, her then-partner Dave Clark, and friends on a yacht docked off of the Monaco coast.
The IPSO agreed that the photographs, “taken at a considerable distance”, intruded on Princess Beatrice’s privacy (Clause 2 of the Editors’ Code of Practice), and at the time she had a reasonable expectation of privacy considering the individuals on the yacht were not visible to the naked eye from the shoreline. They also believe there was no justifiable public interest in the photographs that would allow the photographs to comply with the Code.
MailOnline has thus been required to post the IPSO’s adjudication on their website for 24hrs.Filed under The United Kingdom
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