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Privacy and the Press

Joshua Rozenberg


Do we need a law of privacy? Drawing a line between justified and unjustified intrusion places great stresses on our legal traditions with some judges favouring an approach which stretches existing laws to grant relief to deserving victims, whilst other judges feel that it would be more honest to simply recognize privacy as a new human right. The latter approach creates further problems: should it be up to Parliament alone to create such a right? What about free speech? Do the newspapers and the public not have rights too? Newspapers are not allowed to identify Thompson and Venables, the young ... More

Keywords: privacy, justified intrusion, unjustified intrusion, human rights, Parliament, free speech, paedophiles, murderers, confidentiality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199288472
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288472.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua Rozenberg, author
Legal Editor, Daily Telegraph