Privacy v Freedom of Speech: A Comparative Study on the Law of Privacy and Freedom of Expression in Relation to the Press, in the UK and the USA
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The principal objective of this paper is to critically examine how freedom of expression is balanced with rights to privacy against media intrusion. This study compares the right of privacy and the right to freedom of expression in the federal republic of the United States of America (USA) and the sovereign state of the United Kingdom (UK). The contention of this study is that there is a need for a more strictly enforced protection of privacy by media regulatory bodies in both countries and that there should be a standard of legal protection against invasions of privacy by the media. This paper discusses the role of the media in the UK today and the extent to which freedom of expression is granted and balanced against the protection of an individual’s privacy. It examines the role of public officials and individuals who are in the public eye, because of their work as entertainers or media personalities, and the extent to which they are entitled to privacy whilst in the public eye.
Ogunsola, O. (2014) ' Privacy v Freedom of Speech: A Comparative Study on the Law of Privacy and Freedom of Expression in Relation to the Press, in the UK and the USA', Plymouth Law and Criminal Justice Review, 6, pp. 173-191. Available at: https://pearl.plymouth.ac.uk/handle/10026.1/8997
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