Media Law is an essential and accessible introduction to the subject that will assist media; journalism and law students understand key concepts and aid their revision. This book, designed to complement existing textbooks will advise readers on how best to utilise the vast and ever growing array of information at their disposal. The tone and level of this guide makes it easy to follow and should prove invaluable in helping students construct assessed coursework. Established principles and contemporary developments in media law are covered and include: " Privacy and Confidentiality " Defamation " Contempt of Court " Reporting Restrictions " Freedom of Expression " Recent statutory and Case Law developments. Readers are shown how to research, identify and crucially apply media law principles to meet their needs and those of their examiners. This book is part of the SAGE Course Companion Series. Developed as accessible reference tools, SAGE Course Companions offer an introduction to the subject and encourage students to extend their understanding of key concepts, issues and debates.

Privacy and Breach of Confidentiality

Privacy and breach of confidentiality

Core Areas

  • Law relating to confidentiality
  • cases reflecting development of law
  • Post-Human Rights Act developments
  • Confidentiality and privacy

This is a hot topic and is likely to remain so as the English courts grapple with the implications of the European Court of Human Rights' decision in the Caroline case. Whatever the outcome of cases from now on, there will always be a place on a media law syllabus for this topic. The interest stems, in part, from the fact that, in this country, we do not have a separate tort of privacy. If we did, this might accord with our rights as expressed by Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, but would seemingly be contrary to freedom of ...

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