Opinion: “Private Lives – Part 1” Amber Melville-Brown

29 05 2010

As Max Mosley marches to Strasbourg to ask Europe’s human rights court to force the media to give individuals advance warning of salacious stories, Amber Melville-Brown rounds up the current privacy state of play across the continent

‘You have been found guilty of invasion of privacy. Bailiffs, take them down.’ An unlikely utterance from a judge – save in those countries where the authorities flinch at the concept of freedom of speech – but a recent Italian case has surprisingly resulted in prison sentences for three defendants over their involvement in privacy invasions. Read the rest of this entry »