Inside Story
Death of the super-injunction
Does social media's disclosure of information mean it is time to re-think privacy laws?
Last Modified: 25 May 2011 11:47

Britain woke to gleeful newspaper headlines on Tuesday, after the already farcical saga of a celebrity privacy battle took another twist. 

Ryan Giggs, a married Manchester United footballer, had tried to gag the media after allegedly having an affair. But on Monday he was publicly named by a British member of parliament (MP).

MP John Hemming's decision to name Ryan Giggs as the footballer at the heart of the privacy controversy on Twitter dominated coverage in Tuesday's papers.

Are super-injunctions dead in the water? And how can the law control the social media? 

Inside Story, presenter Shiulie Gosh discusses with Martin Bentham, the home affairs editor for the London Evening Standard newspaper; Steven J. Murdoch, a researcher in the Security Group at the University of Cambridge; and Carl Gardner, a former UK government lawyer, and editor of the legal news website www.headoflegal.com.

This episode of Inside Story aired from Tuesday, May 24, 2011. 

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