The public believes that judges have been too ready to issue gagging orders to enable celebrities and rich business people to protect their privacy, an opinion poll for The Independent discloses today.
I can only assume that came as a shock to the ‘Indy’, so fair play to them for printing it, instead of quietly junking the report…
People appear to have little sympathy with those high-profile film, television and sports stars who have resorted to the courts to stop embarrassing details of their private lives reaching the public domain, according to the ComRes survey.
Fancy that. Who’dathunkit…
But, it’s not all entirely good news (and The Grim Reaper is in agreement on this):
Just over half (54 per cent) agreed the Government “should ensure greater regulation of the internet and social media like Twitter to protect people’s rights to privacy”, with 40 per cent disagreeing with that statement.
Mmmm, can’t see any problem with that, can you?
How, given its abysmal record on everything else, can half the sample believe that government regulation would help? What are they putting in the water?