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The Law of Privacy and the Media 3rd Edition

By Justin Rushbrooke QC, Godwin Busuttil, Adam Wolanski QC, Jonathan Barnes, Adam Speker, Richard Munden, Victoria Simon-Shore, Felicity McMahon, Chloe Strong, Gervase de Wilde, Julian Santos & Yuli Takatsuki

Publisher: OUP
Date of Publication: 21 Jan 2016

The new edition of Tugendhat and Christie: The Law of Privacy and the Media

Edited by: Dr Nicole Moreham and Sir Mark Warby.

  • The leading reference work on the law of privacy in England and Wales.
  • Frequently referred to in argument in privacy cases, and extracts have been cited with approval in judgments of the High Court and Courts of Appeal.
  • Written by a specialist team of academics, judges and practising lawyers from the UK and abroad, under the editorial direction of Sir Mark Warby and Dr Nicole Moreham.
  • Offers detailed, practical, and authoritative guidance for practitioners and academics working on cases relating to media privacy law.

New to this Edition:

  • Updated with important developments including the Leveson Report, Von Hannover (No.2) and Axel Springer, Trimingham and similar cases in the domestic courts
  • Greater coverage of online publication including the E-Commerce Regulations, and a new chapter on new media
  • Greater discussion of rules regarding anonymity in court proceedings, the awarding of interim injunctions, the interplay between defamation and privacy, and the interplay between Strasbourg and the domestic courts
  • New coverage of phone-hacking and other intrusive and surreptitious means of acquiring information, harassment, and social media and their implications for privacy

Consultant Editors: Sir Michael Tugendhat and Iain Christie.

5RB Contributors: Matthew Nicklin QCJustin Rushbrooke QCNigel AbbasJonathan BarnesStephen BateGodwin BusuttilFelicity McMahonRichard MundenJulian SantosVictoria ShoreAdam SpekerChloe StrongYuli TakatsukiGervase de WildeAdam Wolanski.


A Council of Europe Resolution 1165 (1998)

B Human Rights Act 1998

C Protection from Harassment Act 1997 

D Data Protection Directive (EC Directive 95/46)

E Data Protection Act 1998

F Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) Order 2000 (SI 2000/317)

G The Privacy Codes (extracts)

(i)(a) Ofcom Broadcasting Code (2015)

(b) Guidance Notes (2009)

(ii) BBC Editorial Guidelines

(iii) IPSO Editors’ Code of Practice

H Model Order – attached to Practice Guidance on interim non-disclosure orders