Innocent Bystanders Caught Between Freedom of the Press and an Implied Right to Privacy

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As the cost of digital storage gets cheaper, and new technologies such as blogging and “wiki” technology make it easier to publish, edit and comment on information, the line between the right of freedom of the press and the implied right of privacy collide. The issue was brought to light recently in Bank Julius Baer & Co. v. Wikileaks.org. What started as an investigation into stolen bank records resulted in the Wikileaks.org website being temporarily shut down, causing a clash between privacy and the right to freedom of the press.

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