Frances Gibb reports:
Newspapers and broadcasters run the risk of increased damages in privacy actions if they fail to tell people they will be exposing them, MPs say today.
But the Culture, Media and Sport Committee has come down against making prior notification mandatory, as sought by Max Mosley, the former chief of Formula One. The MPs also rule out legislation on privacy but urge a new fast-track procedure to allow temporary injunctions on stories.
The media should also have a new statutory “public interest” defence to protect responsible investigative journalism and would not have to tell the subject of a story in advance if there was a pressing public interest not to do so, the MPs say
Read more in the Times.
Related: Press standards, privacy and libel: Second Report of Session 2009–10 (pdf)
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