Protection of Journalists' Sources Bill

  • discharged on 02 September 2022
12 New section 110A inserted (General duty to protect journalists’ rights when exercising search powers)

After section 110, insert:

110A General duty to protect journalists’ rights when exercising powers

Every person exercising a power under this Act must exercise that power in a manner that protects—

(a)

the rights conferred on a journalist under section 68 of the Evidence Act 2006; and

(b)

any privilege held by, or available to, any journalist.