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Privacy and the Press

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Privacy and the Press by Joshua Rozenberg
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Do we need a law of privacy? Should judges be allowed to stop us reading about a footballer's adultery or enjoying pictures of a film star's wedding? Is a super-model's cocaine addiction something that she should be allowed to keep private? And aren't we entitled to walk down the street without having our most intimate activities recorded on security cameras and broadcast to the world? These questions have divided not only the country but also our most senior judges. Drawing a line between justified and unjustified intrusion places great stresses on our legal traditions: some judges favour stretching existing laws to help deserving victims, whilst others feel it would be more honest simply to recognize privacy as a new human right. The latter approach creates further problems: shouldn't it be up to Parliament alone to create such a right? And what about free speech: don't the newspapers and the public have rights too? The issues raised are often highly emotive. Newspapers are not allowed to identify Thompson and Venables, the young men who murdered two-year-old James Bulger, because their lives would be in danger. Nobody may identify Mary Bell, who also killed when she was a child, even though there was no such risk. Will paedophiles be the next to demand lifelong anonymity? Steering a course through this minefield requires a grasp of legal concepts and principles and an understanding of how the law develops. This book explores how the English legal system has had to blend old laws on confidentiality with modern human rights law in order to deal with these problematic issues. Written for non-specialists by one of Britain's best known legal journalists, this book provides a uniquely accessible guide to the legal aspects of this topical debate.

Author Biography

Joshua Rozenberg joined The Daily Telegraph as Legal Editor in 2000, and now writes a weekly column on the law. Before going into print he spent 25 years working at the BBC, the last 15 of these covering legal affairs for BBC News. He qualified as a solicitor in 1976 after taking a law degree at Oxford.
Release date Australia
March 11th, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
292
Dimensions
163x242x20
ISBN-13
9780199250561
Product ID
1808706

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