Privacy Laws in Britain
Most recently, Parliament passed a law that allows the UK government to access any citizen's entire browsing history.
In 2011, there was a British international phone hacking scandal, which is the inciting action for the press-controlling legislation King Charles III. In the scandal, it became apparent the newspaper News of the World had obtained information through a variety of illegal methods: reporters had hacked into the voicemail of a 13-year-old school girl, Milly Dowler, who had been murdered. If that wasn't criminal enough, the reporters then denied everything and deleted the voicemails--evidence in the investigation. To make things even worse, reporters gave investigators and the girl's family false hope that she was still alive. News of the World closed in 2011 due to extensive boycotts.
The press has a negative reputation in Britain, a prevalent theory is that the paparazzi caused the car crash which killed Princess Diana. What's more, the press frequently try to photograph the young Prince and Princess, who are underage and cannot consent to having their pictures taken.