Headline- Round Up: Sir Cliff Richard’s case against the BBC reaches the High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 23rd, 2018 in data protection, media, news, privacy by tracey

‘The legal battle between Sir Cliff Richard and the BBC has begun in the High Court. In August 2014, police raided Sir Cliff’s home based on an allegation of historic child sexual abuse. The BBC broadcast live footage of the raid filmed from a helicopter. The singer was interviewed under caution, but never charged. Sir Cliff alleges that the BBC’s coverage of the police raid on his home was a serious invasion of his right to privacy, for which there was no lawful justification. He also alleges breaches of his data protection rights. The singer seeks substantial general damages, plus £278,000 for legal costs, over £108,000 for PR fees which he spent in order to rebuild his reputation, and an undisclosed sum relating to the cancellation of his autobiography’s publication. He began giving evidence on the first day of the hearing.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd April 2018

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