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The SAGE Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension.

Key Concepts in Public Relations:

  • Provides a comprehensive, easy-to-use overview to the field
  • Covers over 150 central concepts in PR
  • Paves the way for students to tackle primary texts
  • Grounds students in both practice and theory
  • Takes it further with recommended reading

There is no general law of privacy in the UK. Prior to the Human Rights Act 1998 the only route to establishing privacy rights in the UK was to take out an action under breach of confidence. However this had obvious limitations, even though the courts were inclined to err on the side of a generous interpretation of the terms involved.

The European Convention on Human Rights does define a right of respect for private life, and though this does not (unlike an EU Regulation) override UK law, the courts are now obliged to have a regard to the Convention and rulings of the Court of Human Rights. Where a court finds an incompatibility between primary legislation and a Convention right it may make a declaration ...

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