The former head of Formula One racing’s governing body talks about the difficulty of countering sensational claims made in a globally reported tabloid story, and draws a distinction between privacy and reputation.
We must be able to protect our privacy and to counter slurs on our reputations, but not prevent scrutiny that is in the public interest.
We – all human beings – must be free and able to express ourselves, and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas, regardless of frontiers.
We require uncensored, diverse, trustworthy media so we can make well-informed decisions and participate fully in political life.
We must be empowered to challenge all limits to freedom of information justified on such grounds as national security.
We defend the internet and other systems of communication against illegitimate encroachments by both public and private powers.