Privacy

By PA Media Lawyer 20 November 16:49
Brian Aitken pleaded guilty to a charge of having breached the order in a report which appeared in the newspaper in May last year.
By William Turvill 17 November 14:36
The Guardian’s Readers’ Editor has questioned the paper’s decision to lead an application to the court to be able to name 16-year-old teacher killer Will Cornick.
By PA Mediapoint 13 November 8:32
The Panorama episode was previously postponed due to legal action brought by Mahmood.
By William Turvill 13 November 6:10
The Conservative London mayor ensures the accountability of the Met Police – which has admitted using RIPA to secretly obtain phone records of The Sun as part of its Plebgate leak investigation – in his role as head of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime.
By William Turvill 11 November 16:23
The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has told MPs he is open to the idea that police access to journalists' phone records should be subject to judicial approval.
By William Turvill 11 November 10:26
The Culture Secretary has condemned the use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to find journalists' sources.
By Dominic Ponsford 11 November 9:44
The 'Fake Sheikh', formerly of News of the World, was yesterday refused permission to appeal Friday's decision by a High Court judge to reject his injunction against the programme.
By Dominic Ponsford and William Turvill 11 November 8:46
The records are held on the National Domestic Extremism and Disorder Intelligence Unit, and the figure of 2,000 was released by the Met under the Freedom of Information Act.
By William Turvill and Press Association 10 November 17:18
The Panorama expose, presented by John Sweeney, is due to air at 8.30pm this evening.
By William Turvill 10 November 10:06
On Friday, High Court judge Sir David Eady ruled that BBC Panorama should not be stopped from broadcasting recent images of the 'Fake Sheikh'.
By William Turvill 07 November 16:17
Suspended Sun reporter Mazher Mahmood has failed in a bid to stop the BBC from publishing his image.
By PA Mediapoint 06 November 17:39
Investigative journalist Mazher Mahmood has applied to the High Court for an injunction to ban publication of anything showing his physical characteristics ahead of a BBC Panorama focusing on him.
By Dominic Ponsford 06 November 10:32
Journalists across Europe held events yesterday to mark European Federation of Journalists' Stand Up For Journalism day. So it seemed like a particularly apt moment to deliver the Save Our Sources petition to the Interception of Communications Commissioner's Office.
By William Turvill 31 October 9:04
A police force has said it would not give consideration to whether someone was a journalist when making a Regulation of Investigatory Powers request for their phone records.
By William Turvill 29 October 13:19
A former regional newspaper journalist believes a council spied on her meeting with local authority staff under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act in order to "scupper" her investigations.
By William Turvill 29 October 9:25
Lord Strasburger received support from peers across all three major political parties for his Save Our Sources amendment, which was debated in the House of Lords last night.
By Cleland Thom 28 October 10:23
A call by Nick Clegg to have a public interest defence for the press inserted into laws like RIPA and the Bribery Act has been backed by the Society of Editors.
By William Turvill 27 October 8:46
The Express Newspapers title published an apology to the former England rugby captain after alleging a “blip” in his relationship with his wife, Zara Phillips, the Queen’s granddaughter.
By William Turvill and Dominic Ponsford 24 October 14:24
Met commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe referred to the leak enquiries in his submission to the Leveson Inquiry, when he also revealed his force is "one of the few organisations which has established an independent command to deal exclusively with both overt and covert complaints and investigations".
By William Turvill 24 October 9:22
Met Police assistant commissioner Martin Hewett wrote to the chair of the committee, Keith Vaz MP, to say that the Directorate of Professional Standards was investigating the allegation that the BBC’s story had come from an Operation Yewtree.

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