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Privacy, Probity and Public Interest

RISJ Admin

Contributing Author

At what point does investigation become intrusion? In Britain there is currently a battle engaged around the point at which freedom of information and expression meet the right to the protection of private life.The new RISJ Challenge aims to address some of the questions over the changing nature of privacy, which private matters can be revealed by journalists in the public interest and whether the increasing use of the Human Rights Act to safeguard an individual's privacy is creating a 'chilling' effect on journalism. We have interviewed lawyers, academics, journalists, bloggers and those who have found their privacy invaded by the media—as well as those who have invaded it themselves.
A panel discussion on Privacy, Probity and Public Interest will take place at 18.00 on Thursday 23rd July at the Frontline Club.