Freedom of the Press in UK Law

  • UK Law Concerning Press Freedom
    • Mondaq UK
  • Update On The Leveson Inquiry
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... will look specifically at the phone-hacking scandal as well as the press' relationship with the public, the police and politicians. Issues ... Freedom of the press. Despite the damning testimonies, the need for ......
  • New self-regulatory system for UK press?
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    The UK’s review of the culture, practices and ethics of the press has now published  recommendations for the future. The presiding Judge, Lord Leveson, described his Inquiry as “the most public and...
    ...... ensure its efficacy and independence.  This would be balanced in the proposed legislation by a legal duty on the government to protect the freedom of the press.  Lord Leveson considered  the key “requirements” an independent self-regulatory body should meet under his proposed model to be: ......
  • Declassified UK Receives Apology From Ministry Of Defence After 'Blacklisting' Incident
    • Mondaq UK
    ......Leigh Day lawyers raised an urgent query with the MoD after its. press office refused to provide a comment to Declassified UK on an. emerging ...of defence stories. "It is fundamental to the freedom of the press that every. enquiry by journalists should be engaged with ......
  • UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office Issues Consultation on Data Protection and the Press
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    By Fredericka Argent and Helena Marttila-Bridge On 21 February 2013, the ICO launched a consultation on its proposal for a new code of practice regulating the press in the UK.  The consultation is ...
    ......Explanation on how the concepts of strong data protection practices and freedom of the press can co-exist. In-depth examination of application of the section 32 DPA “special purposes” exemption to journalistic activities. ......
  • Model Data Is Processed But Unprotected
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... (having regard to the special importance of the public interest in freedom of expression) and the data controller reasonably believes that, in all ... the media, being portrayed as a major victory for the freedom of the press. The Court of Appeal's clarification of the extent of the section 32 ......
  • European Court of Human Rights Rules on UK Privacy Law
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    The European Court of Human Rights has today issued its long-awaited ruling in the case of Mosley v. the United Kingdom. Max Mosley, a UK national and former president of the International Automobi...
    ...... with a number of measures”, including self-regulation of the press, a civil right to damages in court proceedings for wronged individuals, ... requirement could act as a ‘chilling effect’ on the freedom of the press to publish, including under their own Article 10 rights to ......
  • Privacy v. Freedom of Expression - the Right to Privacy under the Human Rights Act 1998
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... basis that it was an unjustified interference with the freedom of the . press (A v B & C [2002] EWCA Civ 337). The Court noted that . Articles 8 and 10 of the ECHR “provided new parameters within which the . court ......
  • The ICO Responds to the Leveson Report
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    By Dan Cooper, Helena Marttila & Fredericka Argent Following the 2011 News International phone-hacking scandal, the UK government commissioned an in-depth inquiry into the accusations made agai...
    ...... an in-depth inquiry into the accusations made against the British press to be conducted by Lord Justice Leveson.  The “Leveson Inquiry” was a ... restricted and emphasizes that striking the right balance between freedom of the press and the right to individual privacy requires careful ......
  • Landmark Privacy Judgment Leads To Biggest Privacy Award In English Legal History And Clarifies The Boundaries Of Press Freedom And Personal Privacy
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
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