We all pride ourselves in living in a country that enjoys one of the oldest and most advanced legal systems in the world today. In fact, we may even go so far as to purport the fact that we live in one of the most tolerant and accepting societies in the developed world. However, why does the English legal system still insist on dragging its heels where the definite right to privacy is concerned?
Compared with most other countries in the West, it is completely fair to assert that the right to privacy is lacking in England. Although the United Kingdom has a duty to respect Article 8.1 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), for decades now, nevertheless, it has been commonly accepted that there is a distinct lack of clear law in this area.