The Privacy Commission
Where does the balance lie between an individual's right to privacy and the public's right to know? Recent rows about injunctions have highlighted questions about the competing priorities of the law, the use of social media, access to justice, and about the role of parliament and of judges in making the law. The PM Privacy Commission will consider these questions, with the help of our millions of listeners.
Sir Michael Lyons will chair the PM Privacy Commission -- he'll be joined by Lord Faulks and Baroness Liddell. They will take evidence from a series of witnesses (that you can help select) this month, and produce a report with recommendations. You can read more about the Commissioners here.
The draft terms of reference are now available on the PM blog, and listeners have a week to offer suggestions and alterations for the Commission to consider, as well as proposals for witnesses. Evidence sessions will begin in mid-June.
The full audio will be available here on the blog, and reports will appear each night on PM.