Oct.4 (GMM) Max Mosley, still aggrieved by the News of the World expose about his sex life, is set to wage war on the English privacy laws.
The FIA president's privacy case in July won him $120,000 in damages against the British scandal newspaper, but he now wants to change the way editors publish stories that potentially breach privacy."To remedy it completely I need to challenge English law," he said.According to The Guardian newspaper, Mosley is taking his case to the European court of human rights in Strasbourg (France).He said requiring editors to notify the subjects of their stories will make it possible for injunctions to be requested."The chance of being sued is very small, the damages are not very big, and it is a worthwhile risk," Mosley said."I think it's wrong that a tabloid editor can destroy a family and wreck a life without being answerable to anybody just to sell newspapers," he added.Mosley said his High Court victory carried with it the penalty of having his case heard and reported in great detail."Anyone who is a victim of this situation has to publicise all over again the very thing they are trying to keep private."If I had been notified first ... at least I could have challenged it in front of an independent person," he insisted.