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Malone v Metropolitan Police Commissioner

[1979] 2 All ER 620

Case summary last updated at 05/02/2020 10:32 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Malone v Metropolitan Police Commissioner

 V’s phone was tapped by MPC and he claimed a right of privacy under the ECHR (NB before the HRA). However the ECHR had no force in UK courts (since it hadn’t been incorporated into UK law) and common law recognised no right to privacy, meaning that the MPC had done nothing contrary to English law in using the phone taps.

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