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Privacy and Media Freedom

Raymond Wacks


This book examines the right of privacy from a legal, philosophical, and social perspective, tracing its genesis in the United States, through the development of the law of confidence, and its recent recognition in the United Kingdom by the Human Rights Act 1998. The English courts have, in recent judgments, sought to offer refuge from an increasingly intrusive media; the last decade has witnessed a deluge of civil suits by celebrities seeking to protect their personal information. This extensive body of case law in several common law jurisdictions—the core of the book—shows no sign of abating ... More

Keywords: Privacy, invasion of privacy, private information, free speech, celebrities, human rights, remedies, law, press, Leveson

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199668656
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668656.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raymond Wacks, author
Emeritus Professor of Law and Legal Theory, Hong Kong