The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail and The Sun are being sued for breach of privacy by a 15-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of hacking the customer details of Talk Talk customers.
The lawsuit was filed in Belfast’s High Court and follows publicity around the boy’s arrest in Northern Ireland last month.
A judge has also granted injunctions against Google and Twitter in a bid to remove online references to the boy’s identity and address.
According to the BBC, the court was told that the boy’s family has had to move home as a result of publicity surrounding his arrest.
It was reportedly claimed that he could be identifed by newspaper articles and photographs.
But a lawyer for the Daily Mail has rejected claims that its coverage led to the identification of the child.
The BBC reports that the Mail’s lawyer told the court the paper altered the boy’s appearance and changed his hair colour in the photo it used and said that his name and address were not published.
The boy was arrested on suspicion of offences under the Computer Misuse Act and was released on bail.