Media law

By William Turvill 07 July 17:26
The Information Commissioner has ruled that the Oxford Mail was not “vexatious” to ask Thames Valley Police, under the Freedom of Information Act, whether it has secretly accessed journalistic phone records. The Mail asked the force whether it was among the 19 to have used the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to obtain journalistic records and find sources in a three-year period to the end of 2014, as revealed by an Interception of Communications Commissioner’s Office report.
By PA Mediapoint 06 July 12:03
The final News of the World journalist to be convicted for his role in the phone-hacking scandal has been spared jail.
By William Turvill 06 July 10:31
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has upheld in part a privacy complaint against Mail Online after it published details about a woman's sexual relationship and preferences.
By William Turvill 06 July 9:39
The Daily Telegraph has today published a page-two correction - and a front page reference to it - over its leaked Nicola Sturgeon memorandum.
By PA Media Lawyer 03 July 15:18
Sarah Hannon only became aware four years later of the precise circumstances of how the article in the newspaper came to be published, solicitor Nicola McCann told Mr Justice Mann at London's High Court.
By William Turvill 03 July 13:36
The Sun has told how darts champion Phil “The Power” Taylor attempted to prevent it from publishing an interview with his daughters
By Dominic Ponsford 03 July 10:49
Three national newspapers have been censured by press regulator IPSO over inaccurate reports of a court case.
By William Turvill 03 July 8:05
The frequency of Metropolitan Police press leak investigations nearly tripled in the year the Leveson Inquiry started, new figures show.
By PA Media Lawyer 02 July 17:22
The News Media Association - which represents the national, regional and local newspaper and magazine industries - has called on the Independent Police Complaints Commission to reconsider its rejection of a complaint by a reporter who was issued with a harassment notice.
By Dominic Ponsford 02 July 12:14
Despite being found not guilty of hacking, former News of the World deputy editor Neil Wallis says the prosecution has cost him his life savings, his marriage and four years of his life.
By Dominic Ponsford 02 July 9:38
Former News of the World senior executive editor Alex Marunchak has said that he is stuck in a sort of English “Guantanamo” nearly three years after his arrest on suspicion of computer hacking.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette 01 July 12:37
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson's deputy broke down in tears as he was found not guilty of being part of a plot to hack phones in the race for scoops.
By PA Media Lawyer 01 July 10:49
Media organisations have challenged the continuing restrictions on reporting a terrorism trial which was held in conditions of unprecedented secrecy.
By PA Media Lawyer 30 June 9:49
Disgraced publicist Max Clifford has asked the High Court to throw out a claim by former royal butler Paul Burrell that he breached his confidentiality by passing personal details about him to the News of the World.
By PA Media Lawyer 30 June 9:48
The jury in the hacking trial of Neil Wallis, former deputy to News of the World editor Andy Coulson has yet to reach a verdict after retiring on Thursday.
By Dominic Ponsford 29 June 10:52
The Herald in Glasgow has been told by press regulator IPSO to apologise to a man who featured in an inaccurate story about a libel case.
By PA Mediapoint 29 June 8:51
A mental health nurse at Broadmoor high security hospital has been jailed for two years for selling stories about some of Britain's most notorious killers to the News of the World and Mirror newspapers.
By Dominic Ponsford 26 June 10:30
The BBC has published links to nearly 200 of its news stories which have been excluded from Google search results in Europe following the “right to be forgotten” ruling.
By William Turvill 26 June 9:15
Trinity Mirror has increased its cost savings target for the year from £10m, set in March, to £20m.
By Dominic Ponsford 25 June 16:10
A year on from the end of the hacking trial both News Corp and Scotland Yard have declined to comment on whether or not News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch has yet been questioned by police.

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