Celebrity Privacy Laws and the Media

Celebrity Privacy Laws and the Media
Celebrity Privacy Laws and the Media
Callendar Smith, R
Sweet & Maxwell

This new work explores the legal landscape surrounding celebrity, privacy and the media. It examines how English law has, and has not, balanced celebrities’ legal expectations of informational and seclusional privacy against the press and the media’s rights to inform and publish.

It considers the raft of important recent cases that has significantly changed the law in this area.

  • Analyses how the requirements of proportionality should be understood in various practical situations where disputes over privacy arise
  • Examines all the key decisions of recent years, from Mosley and Van Hannover to Google Spain and the Ryan Giggs case
  • Defines the key concepts of “celebrity” and “privacy”
  • Explains breach of confidence and the different classes of protected information
  • Covers misuse of private information
  • Analyses parliamentary privilege in the age of social media
  • Explains the regimes for protecting the anonymity of children of celebrities, and the European case law governing public pictures of celebrities
  • Shows how celebrities can use copyright as a privacy remedy
  • Covers the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, and the criminal offences under it
  • Explains how data protection can be used as a privacy remedy
  • Looks at the important case law emerging under the Defamation Act 2013
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