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Reporting police investigations, privacy rights and social stigma: Richard v BBC

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In Richard v BBC, a media report revealing that the police were investigating a person in relation to alleged historic sex offence was found to violate the claimant’s expectation of privacy. The ruling is important in drawing new boundaries on what can be reported in relation to criminal investigations. This article examines the decision and considers its relationship with other areas of law. In particular, the decision showed an overlap with defamation in so far as injury to reputation was c...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Sub department:
Law Faculty
Oxford college:
University College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Journal of Media Law More from this journal
Volume:
10
Issue:
2
Pages:
115-127
Publication date:
2019-03-11
Acceptance date:
2019-01-08
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EISSN:
1757-7640
ISSN:
1757-7632
Language:
English
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pubs:987386
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uuid:a09fd0da-7da6-4db1-b3fd-8d5f90477307
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pubs:987386
Source identifiers:
987386
Deposit date:
2019-04-02

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