Privacy Bill revived

Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern has revived plans to introduce laws to protect the privacy of individuals. The Minister is, apparently, worried about media intrusion in order to get a good story (Irish Times).

“There seems to be a growing disregard for the privacy of the individual as a basic human right.”

he said.

We are told that the Bill will ‘inhabit the space’ between data protection Acts on the one hand and security and crime provisions on the other.

I wonder would political corruption be one of the ‘inhabitants’ of that space?