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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Famous UK kid has some right to privacy

Do kids of famous parents have a reasonable expectation of privacy, at least from the covert use of long range cameras used for photos for publication in the media? The Guardian reports the UK Court of Appeal has decided that the son of Harry Potter author, JK Rowling , has the same right as a "normal"kid in this respect, and the case for breach of privacy should proceed to hearing.Thanks to PogoWasRight for the lead.

The Australian Law Reform Commission final report on its review of privacy laws is due at the end of May, and seems certain to spark debate here about a cause of action for breach of privacy.

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