I took part in Sunday Sequence on BBC Radio Ulster yesterday, discussing privacy law with Roy Greenslade, who’s professor of journalism at City University as well as being a former newspaper editor, and Max Clifford. The discussion starts at 34’20”, and lasts for about 20 minutes.
I think what Roy Greenslade says about this, both during our discussion and in his blog, is especially interesting: he’s a well-known figure in journalism of course, and takes a much more balanced and legally informed view than the standard red-top campaigners who get so much air-time on this. I doubt he’d have agreed with it, but I’m sorry he didn’t get a chance to respond to my idea of voluntary prior clearance of privacy stories, with legal protection from claims for any material given clearance.
[…] This is an idea I’ve argued for before – I remember doing so in a BBC Radio Ulster discussion with Roy Greenslade and Max Clifford in May. […]