The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

Looking over the page at paragraph 5.6, there's further guidance about public figures. It says:

"Everyone is entitled to some measure of privacy, even celebrities who put their private life into the public domain. However, whether an individual is a public figure, such as a politician or celebrity, who has placed their private life firmly in the public domain, or an ordinary member of the public who has not sought publicity may be relevant but not necessarily conclusive in considering a privacy issue."

Am I to take it from that that ITN's position is that just because somebody has put aspects of their private life into the public domain, they're not necessarily open season for reporting?

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