Date: 13th May 2011 at 11:49am
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Max Mosley has been doing the rounds this week, the former FIA president went to the European Court of Human Rights to change media law in the UK on Tuesday.

The topic is close to his heart following a media scandal during his time as FIA president.

So in the days leading up to the hearing Mosley appeared on various television and radio channels and last night appeared on the BBC’s Question Time and was even introduced as a “Privacy campaigner”.

Three years ago the News of the World published details regarding his sex life, Mosley went on to win a court battle against the newspaper for breaching privacy laws and was awarded £60,000 in damages.

At the time Mosley said: ‘they had no right to go into private premises and take pictures and film of adults engaged in activities which are no-one’s business but those of the people concerned.’

Despite winning the case, Mosley continued to claim that once the story had gone to press that the damage had already been done with the publication proving ‘devastating’ for his life.

So Mosley continued to the European Court of Human Rights to try and change media law in the UK, to make British newspapers warn people when they were set to write a story about them, so they in turn could then possibly get a super-injection put in place to prevent the stories hitting the newspapers and going on sale.

However the court ruled against Mosley, with the court releasing the statement: ‘The court is of the view that article 8 does not require a legally binding pre-notification requirement. Accordingly, the court concludes that there has been no violation of article 8 of the convention by the absence of such a requirement in domestic law,’

 

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