BBC HomeExplore the BBC

16 October 2014
Editorial Guidelines logo Editorial Guidelines logo

BBC Homepage

Contact Us

Online Services Guidelines in Full



See Section 6: Privacy of the Editorial Guidelines.

The BBC must not infringe privacy without good reason. In order to exercise our rights of freedom of expression and information, we must work within a framework which respects an individual's privacy and treats them fairly, while investigating and establishing matters which it is in the public interest to reveal.

Private behaviour, correspondence and conversation should not be brought into the public domain unless there is a clear public interest. The law also protects privacy in the United Kingdom, including the Human Rights Act 1998.

< previous page | 

Search this site

Content producers must also read

Editorial Guidelines

About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy