Oh, But It Can Be Done, Deborah…

Deborah Orr

Should parents have a legal right to protect their children from unwanted commercial exploitation?

Hmmm. This arises from the Weller court case over paparazzi photographing her children without her consent.

Weller is keen to emphasise that the privacy of children is not of concern only to celebrities. She cites Doreen Lawrence, who feared that the brother of her murdered son Stephen would be targeted by racists after his picture was published in the press. The point here is that anyone could one day find themselves and their families the object of unwanted media attention.

Unwanted media attrention? The answer seems to be simple, Deborah.

Just be a Glasgow bin lorry driver.

Or a person run over by a bin lorry.

They’ll have to move to Scotland, though, it seems….

2 comments for “Oh, But It Can Be Done, Deborah…

  1. ivan
    January 6, 2015 at 10:22 am

    What is it with these idiots? If you are in a public place then you can be seen by the public and those watching the CCTV output – there is no privacy out there and no one would expect that there would be.

    In the home and on private property it is a different ball game and one should expect the outside world to respect that privacy. When they don’t then is the time to start yowling and do something about it.

  2. January 6, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Its a different matter for a chap accused of some heinous sexual crime like telling a joke at work that ‘upsets’ some female in another office who hears it repeated at the water cooler/tea room. Not only does he get the full glare but the Company shareholders carry the cost (unless its a guvmnt department when YOU do).

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