Sir Cliff Richard brought proceedings against the BBC for infringement of his privacy rights and rights under the Data Protection Act 1998 after the BBC obtained information that South Yorkshire Police would be conducting a raid on Sir Cliff Richard’s home and subsequently televised it. In order to make his case properly, Sir Cliff Richard asked the BBC to confirm whether its source of information was within or associated within the police operation in charge of the investigation. The BBC declined to answer on the basis that it risked exposing a journalistic source, or otherwise required the disclosure of information about a source which it ought not to have to provide. The High Court granted Sir Cliff Richard an order requiring the BBC to confirm the question in light of the low risk of identification of the source and the weight this question carried in Sir Cliff Richard’s case to uphold his right to privacy.