Monday, 9 May 2011

The Super-Injunction Farce

The press have got themselves in a lather over the release of information on twitter of some of the names behind the recent super-injunctions. I don't really care what z-listed celebrities get up to in their private lives, but I do care about a free press. Not having a free press leads to this and this.

Most of the information on that twitter account appears largely correct - the Spanish press have already named the footballer. However Clarkson doesn't have an injunction for the reasons stated. Given that the press have been dropping clues all over the place - for example this odd article from yesterday's Mail on Sunday about Hugh Bonneville - most of the information is probably common knowledge now anyway.

Of course Parliament could do something about judges effectively writing a privacy law, but, apart from a couple of notable exceptions, I wouldn't hold your breath.

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