Ryan Giggs, more of a twit than a twitterer …

The flouting of a High Court order by Lib Dem MP John Hemming, naming Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs as the player who sought to protect his privacy has caused many people to question how appropriate such orders are. Why should a highly-paid footballer, someone who gets hefty ‘image’ payments in the course of his work, seek to protect his reputation by creating a legal prohibition to stop ordinary people – those who fund such players’ image rights – from knowing about his indiscretions? Isn’t his ‘private’ behaviour linked to his image? If your work makes you a public figure then legally enforcing privacy is a bad move, as 75,000 Twitter users have demonstrated. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13503847


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