Developing Key Privacy Rights

Edited by: Madeleine Colvin

With incorporation into domestic law of the European Convention on Human Rights, there is for the first time a right to privacy in the UK. This comprehensive report looks at the question of privacy rights generally under Article 8. In particular, it examines two important areas: the balance between privacy and freedom of expression in the media and the respect for privacy in a public space, and untangles the meaning of concepts such as the public interest defense. Drawing on comparative material from other countries, the report is a valuable indicator as to the likely development of the concept of privacy through both the courts and public policy following the introduction of the Human Rights Act. Key issues include privacy and freedom of expression, as well as privacy in public spaces.

208 pages

Publication Date: 7/12/2002
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781841131689