Media & privacy lawyer
The behind-the-scenes distress of celebrity life, and the legal mechanics of dealing with trolls, paparazzi, and intrusive tabloids
Jenny Afia is a senior media and privacy lawyer, and Partner at Schillings. In this in-depth interview, she discusses balancing an open society with the individual’s right to privacy; the legal mechanics of dealing with trolls and malicious online harassment; superinjunctions and the general direction of privacy law; explains the need for proactivity and compromise when managing the media; and argues against greater press regulation, despite her “contempt” for the paparazzi and the misery they cause her celebrity clients.
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