‘Matt Hancock: privacy, the public interest and illegally obtained images’

The Sun’s publication of photographs and video footage of the then Health Secretary in a ‘steamy clinch’ appears to have been universally welcomed by both friends and foes of the Government. It nevertheless gives to difficult legal issues. The first issue is the most straightforward: was it in the public interest to publish the fact the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care was having an affair with Gina Coladangelo, a non-executive member of the Department of Health and Social Care ‘Departmental Board’ and had broken Covid guidance in his office? …” (more)

[Inforrm’s Blog, 27 June]

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