MOVES to expand British privacy laws were dealt a major blow today by the European Court of Human Rights.
It ruled against an attempt by former Formula 1 boss Max Mosley to force media organisations to disclose stories to their "victims" before publication.
The court said this would have a "chilling effect" on investigative journalism and would not have helped in Mr Mosley's case -- when he was exposed for holding an orgy with five prostitutes.
The judgment was welcomed by anticensorship campaigners. Media lawyer Mark Stephens said: "Mosley got whipped in the ECHR. Rightly so." Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming said: "This is a huge blow to those who want …