The Press Complaints Commission (PCC) will take into account how much of a celebrity’s private life they have chosen to expose in the past when ruling on new allegations of invasion of privacy, it has said.
The PCC, which is a voluntary industry self-regulatory body, has published changes to its voluntary Code of Conduct which governs most national newspapers’ behaviour.
In the section on privacy the PCC has added a caveat which could undermine some celebrities’ rights to take action under the Code. It implies that celebrities who choose to expose parts of their private lives will have less protection from the Code.
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