“Privacy law – the way ahead?” Part 1 – The New Law of Privacy – Hugh Tomlinson QC

26 04 2011

The Prime Minister has said that he is “uneasy” about the development of a privacy law by judges based on the European Convention when this should be a matter for parliament.  In our contribution to the continuing debate on this issue we are re-posting an updated version of  this series of posts from last year on the way ahead for privacy law.


The “law of privacy” has been developed by the English Courts over the past decade. It is a common law development based on case law going back to the mid nineteenth century. Read the rest of this entry »