May 11

I’ve changed my mind about privacy

Never mind that Max Moseley may have been defeated today in the European Court of Human Rights in his action about privacy. I think that a combination of factors mean that a new privacy law is more likely than not in Britain. Given that’s the case, it’s time for the editors and publishers who have so much at stake in such a revision to come out and fight for a good law. There are plenty of people who want a bad one.

I’ve set out these argument in an opinion piece in The Times today (£).