CITY VIEWS: WOULD YOU SUPPORT THE CREATION OF A PRIVACY LAW?

GRAHAM WOODRUFF | AMERSHAM

“No. I ignore it all anyway, but I don’t doubt that people are interested in the private lives of celebrities. There are limits and the press does cross them at times. Any change would have to look into the issues thoroughly. If the wronged person wants to talk then they should be allowed. Celebrities have to accept the risks of being famous sometimes.”

MARILIZE OTTO | MITSUI SUMITOMO

“It depends, the public needs to be aware. If anything, the current laws make it easier for people to get away with things. Twitter has made a mockery of superinjunctions. It shouldn’t be controlled, even though it’s like any other media platform. There should be some restrictions but we should also be allowed freedom of expression.”

DAVID CORRADINE | CATLIN

“Yes. It should be changed, though to make it easier for things to be made public. Superinjunctions seem to be exclusively for the wealthy. Twitter makes it pointless to cover these things up. It should be brought in line with other media but all types should be made quite open. It’s the freedom of the press.”