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With privacy and libel cases on the increase, and the recent surge in ‘no win no fee’ law suits, is it now too easy to sue for defamation? And are our privacy laws now so restrictive that we risk extinguishing debate? Gary Slapper, Professor of Law at The Open University, and Frances Gibb, Legal Editor of The Times, discuss the need to balance individual privacy with free speech, and the ability of those in the media to express an opinion without the threat of legal action.

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With privacy and libel cases on the increase, and the recent surge in ‘no win no fee’ law suits, is it now too easy to sue for defamation? And are our privacy laws now so restrictive that we risk extinguishing debate? Gary Slapper, Professor of Law at The Open University, and Frances Gibb, Legal Editor of The Times, discuss the need to balance individual privacy with free speech, and the ability of those in the media to express an opinion without the threat of legal action.

    Privacy Laws and The Media

    Privacy Laws and The Media

    Professor Gary Slapper of The Open University, and Frances Gibb, Legal Editor of The Times discuss issues surrounding privacy laws and litigation for defamation.

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    Transcript -- Privacy Laws and The Media

    Professor Gary Slapper of The Open University, and Frances Gibb, Legal Editor of The Times discuss issues surrounding privacy laws and litigation for defamation.

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