House of Lords and the House of Commons Report - Privacy and injunctions
House of Lords - House of Commons - Joint Committee on Privacy and Injunctions Privacy and injunctions, Session 2010–12 - Report, together with formal minutes, minutes of evidence and appendices Ordered by the House of Lords and the House of Commons to be printed 12 March 2012"A strong, free and vibrant press is essential to the good operation of democracy. Over the past 12 months, the culture and activities of the UK media have become the focus of widespread public concern, particularly in light of the phone hacking scandal. The balance between privacy and freedom of expression is at the heart of these debates about the role of the media. We have considered how this balance should be struck, who should determine where the balance lies and how decisions, once taken, can be enforced."