Citation Edit

Committee on Privacy and Related Matters, The Report of the Committee on Privacy and Related Matters (June 1990).

Overview Edit

The Committee's key objective was "to consider what measures (whether legislative or otherwise) are needed to give further protection to individual privacy from the activities of the press and improve recourse against the press for the individual citizen." Its key recommendation was to replace the Press Council with a new Press Complaints Commission (PCC) governed by a new Code of Practice. The PCC's remit was to adjudicate on complaints alleging breaches of the Code of Practice. The Code was to be drawn up by a committee of editors convened by PressBof.