In the UK, strictly speaking, there is no privacy law, having opted out of the privacy protocol contained in the European Convention of Human Rights.

The privacy protocol was therefore not enacted into UK law with the introduction of the Human Rights Act 1998.   Reliance is placed instead upon the law of confidentiality; and in the case of personal data stored electronically, the Data Protection Act 1998.

Also examined in this article is the difference between the UK and overseas jurisdictions which do have privacy laws.

Alison Jackson’s Sven

In the media hype immediately before the start of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, a new film work by UK artist/director Alison Jackson was broadcast on Channel 4, Sven: The Cash, The Coach and His Lovers. De …

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