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(p. 315) 14. Invasion of privacy 

(p. 315) 14. Invasion of privacy
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(p. 315) 14. Invasion of privacy
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Kirsty Horsey

and Erika Rackley

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780199678822.003.0014
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date: 20 November 2017

This chapter discusses different aspects of privacy.. It shows that there is no general common law right to protection from invasion of privacy (the so-called ‘right to be let alone’), but that limitation has been largely subverted by the new law in the second section on the protection of personal information and the reasonable expectation of privacy that has developed significantly in recent years. This shows the potential power of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the European Convention on Human Rights, and is the subject of considerable controversy, especially in relation to the protection of celebrity privacy. The final section considers remedies in privacy cases.

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