Loreena Speaks to Privacy Case

October 6th, 2007

As some of you may be aware, a settlement was reached in the McKennitt/Ash privacy case and the press release concerning this development can be found here.

Many of you have been very supportive of Loreena during this past couple of years and she is deeply appreciative of that support. We also realise that some people may have questions and concerns regarding this case. For the first time Loreena is in a position to discuss them openly without compromising the legal process. To this end and for a limited time. we are opening up our message board to accommodate that discussion.

In order to do any discussion justice, we would encourage all interested parties to familiarize themselves with the judgments of Justice Eady of November 2005 and the Court of Appeal of November 2006. In so far as a property dispute plays a central role to understanding the privacy case, we would encourage people to study in particular paragraphs 106-128 which discuss this matter.

We are also aware that this case has caused much concern among some journalists and media who suggest this case has been a blow to freedom of expression. Loreena and her colleagues are now in a process of addressing those individuals and media. For those who are interested in following along, for today’s installment we invite you to refer to a blog by Guardian writer Roy Greenslade at the following link, where Loreena has responded in the comments section.

Ultimately, it is our hope that in broadening people’s appreciation of what this case has involved, everyone can move on and forward with insight and clarity.