Tag Archives: privacy

Cab travel: Privacy no longer an option

As the Leveson inquiry into phone hacking opened in London, Oxford city council was launching its own attack on individual privacy. The council has announced its plans to fit Oxford’s 662 taxis with microphones and CCTV cameras, as a condition of their licensing … Continue reading

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Injunctions are a necessary evil: Privacy, free speech and a feral press

Last night’s debate at the LSE was the perfect event to launch the latest issue of the Index on Censorship magazine, “Privacy is dead! Long live privacy.” Impeccably hosted by the magazine’s editor, Jo Glanville, the illustrious panel consisted of … Continue reading

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English PEN Free Speech Café 21.06.2011

Last night the Free Word Centre played host to English PEN’s inaugural Free Speech Café. The reception area was transformed into a vibrant social space, its round tables recalling the café culture of la belle époque. The panellists were elevated … Continue reading

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On the Media: Celebrities, Super Injunctions and Phone Hacking

‘On the Media’ was an apt title for Wednesday night’s debate at the Frontline Club. An impressive panel explored three key challenges facing the modern British press: privacy protection, super injunctions and phone hacking. Chaired by BBC Radio 4’s Clive Coleman, the … Continue reading

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Andrew Marr’s super injunction shame

For all their secrecy, super injunctions have rarely been out of the news recently. They are emerging as a significant threat to press freedom in the UK. David Leigh of the Guardian has gone so far as to label them a “menace”. … Continue reading

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