Opinion: “The perceived breakdown in the legal regime of privacy protection can be addressed by certain amendments to the Human Rights Act” – Andrew Scott

3 07 2011

Following on from an Index on Censorship debate on privacy, free speech and a feral press at LSE, Andrew Scott reviews events of the ‘Privacy Spring’ and finds that while we do not need a new privacy law, some refinements to the Human Rights Act might be able to address the perceived breakdown in the legal regime of privacy protection. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking News: disclosure, new lead case, a fifth arrest and a “new approach” from News International

3 07 2011

There were two hearings in the phone interception litigation this week before the assigned judge, Mr Justice Vos.  At the first, on Monday 27 June 2011, he approved an order requiring the Metropolitan Police to give extensive disclosure of documents which they seized from private investigator, Glenn Mulcaire by 8 August 2011.  The Guardian reported that the documents covered by the judge’s order were mainly limited to billing data, details of contracts, invoices and payments made to the private investigator, and further pages from his notebooks. Read the rest of this entry »