Law playing catch-up with new media

Britain’s privacy laws have been rendered irrelevant by social media, as the Ryan Giggs case shows

28th May, 2011
Law playing catch-up with new media
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Here are the ingredients for a modern controversy: Ryan Giggs, voted Manchester United’s greatest-ever player by fans; Imogen Thomas, reality TV ‘star’ and once voted sexiest woman in Wales; John Hemming, Liberal Democrat MP for Birmingham Yardley, hungry for publicity; Max Clifford, veteran celebrity publicist; and the Sun newspaper.

Put them all in the blender and turn it up high. As became clear last week, the mix of celebrity, scandal and...

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