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Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Privacy and the Law

A Hot topic of the moment - particularly in the UK where the use of 'superinjunctions' has dominated the media in recent weeks - and the publication on Twitter of details of these has posed a huge question about how Parliament and the Courts should proceed.

The Brookings Institution has published a paper that contains some real meat for lawyers; lawyers and citizens to think about. It takes a look at US law and applies US constitutional principles - but illustrates the problems that any legal system faces when trying to balance the rights of privacy and free expression - in the face of technological developments.

The paper can be accessed here.

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