Coronavirus, Media Reportage and Patient Privacy – Jelena Gligorijevic

7 03 2020

How does the law protect the privacy of individuals infected with a novel, rapidly spreading virus, against intrusive media reportage? In some common law jurisdictions, including England and Wales, and New Zealand, tort law offers some protection, and media ought to bear this in mind. In others, including Australia, such protection against intrusive media activities per se has not yet been recognised by the courts. Read the rest of this entry »