Much discussion has inevitably followed in the wake of the Cliff Richard judgment, often taking polarising viewpoints. The practical consequences of the judgment are in reality at neither end of this spectrum, but somewhere in between for the reasons explained as follows.
Cliff Richard privacy claim: Court does not depart from case law that suspect in an investigation has reasonable expectation of privacy
Sir Cliff Richard ("Sir Cliff") has been awarded damages of £210,000 for the infringement of his right to privacy. The court decision confirms that where confidential information about a police investigation is leaked to the media, an individual has a reasonable expectation of privacy.