Media lawyer slams new Privacy Bill

The government’s Privacy Bill is badly thought out, is poorly drafted and will bring uncertainty to civil law, a leading media lawyer told a conference in Dublin yesterday.

16th September, 2006

The government’s Privacy Bill is badly thought out, is poorly drafted and will bring uncertainty to civil law, a leading media lawyer told a conference in Dublin yesterday.

Andrea Martin, a solicitor in media law, said that the bill, which was published in July by Minister for Justice Michael McDowell, would threaten legitimate current affairs investigations.

She said RTE’s Prime Time investigation into the Leas Cross nursing home may not have been broadcast...

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