Privacy rights and the law
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  • 2011-06-15T09:00:00.000Z
  • 2011-06-15T09:20:00.000Z
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  • 2016-04-01T14:32:00.000Z
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Title Privacy rights and the law
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  • Privacy has long been recognised as an important human right, but how does society balance this right with the protection of others, such as the right to freedom of expression? This free course, Privacy rights and the law, will examine how privacy is protected in UK law and the impact on this of the European Convention on Human Rights. <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/the-law/privacy-rights-and-the-law/content-section-0" /> First published on Wed, 15 Jun 2011 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/the-law/privacy-rights-and-the-law/content-section-0">Privacy rights and the law</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2011
  • <p>Privacy has long been recognised as one of the important human rights and this is reflected in religion and history. There are, for example, references to privacy in the Qur'an, the Bible and Jewish law. Privacy was also protected in classical Greece and ancient China.</p><p>The protection of privacy is seen as a way of drawing the line to indicate how far society can intrude into a person's affairs. Privacy encompasses an individual's liberty to choose how they lead their lives, freedom from unwarranted state intervention and, increasingly, protection from invasion by the media.</p><p>An individual's privacy is highly valued. However, the law protecting a person's privacy is quite complex. The UK is party to various international human rights treaties which recognise the existence of a right to privacy, yet UK law does not contain a single enshrined right to privacy. No Act of Parliament creates such a right, and the common law only allows a limited recognition of privacy rights in specific situations.</p><p>This course investigates how privacy is protected in the UK. We will examine the main protections for privacy in statute, common law and international law, and the effect of the Human Rights Act 1998. You will be encouraged to consider the interests that privacy protects and the conflict between the right to privacy and other important human rights, such as the right to freedom of expression.</p><p>This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 1 study in <span class="oucontent-linkwithtip"><a class="oucontent-hyperlink" href="http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/find/law?LKCAMPAIGN=ebook_&amp;MEDIA=ou">Law</a></span>.</p>
  • Privacy has long been recognised as an important human right, but how does society balance this right with the protection of others, such as the right to freedom of expression? This free course, Privacy rights and the law, will examine how privacy is protected in UK law and the impact on this of the European Convention on Human Rights. <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/the-law/privacy-rights-and-the-law/content-section-0" /> First published on Fri, 01 Apr 2016 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/the-law/privacy-rights-and-the-law/content-section-0">Privacy rights and the law</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2016
  • <p>Privacy has long been recognised as one of the important human rights and this is reflected in religion and history. There are, for example, references to privacy in the Qur'an, the Bible and Jewish law. Privacy was also protected in classical Greece and ancient China.</p><p>The protection of privacy is seen as a way of drawing the line to indicate how far society can intrude into a person's affairs. Privacy encompasses an individual's liberty to choose how they lead their lives, freedom from unwarranted state intervention and, increasingly, protection from invasion by the media.</p><p>An individual's privacy is highly valued. However, the law protecting a person's privacy is quite complex. The UK is party to various international human rights treaties which recognise the existence of a right to privacy, yet UK law does not contain a single enshrined right to privacy. No Act of Parliament creates such a right, and the common law only allows a limited recognition of privacy rights in specific situations.</p><p>This unit investigates how privacy is protected in the UK. We will examine the main protections for privacy in statute, common law and international law, and the effect of the Human Rights Act 1998. You will be encouraged to consider the interests that privacy protects and the conflict between the right to privacy and other important human rights, such as the right to freedom of expression.</p><p>This study unit is an adapted extract relevant to The Open University course W100 <i>Rules, rights and justice: an introduction to law</i>, which is no longer taught by the University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this <span class="oucontent-linkwithtip"><a class="oucontent-hyperlink" href="http://www.open.ac.uk/courses">subject area</a></span>.</p>
  • <p>Privacy has long been recognised as one of the important human rights and this is reflected in religion and history. There are, for example, references to privacy in the Qur'an, the Bible and Jewish law. Privacy was also protected in classical Greece and ancient China.</p><p>The protection of privacy is seen as a way of drawing the line to indicate how far society can intrude into a person's affairs. Privacy encompasses an individual's liberty to choose how they lead their lives, freedom from unwarranted state intervention and, increasingly, protection from invasion by the media.</p><p>An individual's privacy is highly valued. However, the law protecting a person's privacy is quite complex. The UK is party to various international human rights treaties which recognise the existence of a right to privacy, yet UK law does not contain a single enshrined right to privacy. No Act of Parliament creates such a right, and the common law only allows a limited recognition of privacy rights in specific situations.</p><p>This unit investigates how privacy is protected in the UK. We will examine the main protections for privacy in statute, common law and international law, and the effect of the Human Rights Act 1998. You will be encouraged to consider the interests that privacy protects and the conflict between the right to privacy and other important human rights, such as the right to freedom of expression.</p><p>This unit is an adapted extract from the course <span class="oucontent-linkwithtip"><a class="oucontent-hyperlink" href="http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/w100.htm"><i>Rules, rights and justice: an introduction to law </i>(W100)</a></span></p>
  • Privacy has long been recognised as an important human right – but how does society balance this right with the protection of others, such as the right to freedom of expression? This unit will examine how privacy is protected in UK law and the impact on this of the European Convention on Human Rights.<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/the-law/privacy-rights-and-the-law/content-section-0" /> First published on Wed, 15 Jun 2011 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/the-law/privacy-rights-and-the-law/content-section-0">Privacy rights and the law</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2011
  • Privacy has long been recognised as an important human right – but how does society balance this right with the protection of others, such as the right to freedom of expression? This unit will examine how privacy is protected in UK law and the impact on this of the European Convention on Human Rights.<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society/the-law/privacy-rights-and-the-law/content-section-0" /> First published on Wed, 15 Jun 2011 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society/the-law/privacy-rights-and-the-law/content-section-0">Privacy rights and the law</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2011