Privacy

By William Turvill 26 May 8:57
Mirror Group Newspapers has now been sued by nearly 100 actors, sports stars and other individuals in the High Court in the wake of the hacking scandal at the titles. Press Gazette previously reported the names of 50 claimants, mainly celebrities, in January. Since then, 48 more people have filed claims against MGN in the Chancery Division of the High Court.
By Dominic Ponsford 21 May 14:10
Campaign group Hacked Off has predicted that Trinity Mirror will face hundreds more phone-hacking claims.
By William Turvill 20 May 11:40
The University of Westminster has "concluded" an investigation into the source of a leaked picture of Islamic State fighter Mohammed Emwazi.
By William Turvill 08 May 12:12
Media lawyers have praised the impact of Press Gazette's Save Our Sources - but warned that the law changes it prompted may not go far enough to protect journalistic material and sources.
By William Turvill 07 May 10:58
A mother has been banned from speaking to the press about a judge’s decision to put her baby into the care of her father and his partner.
By PA Media Lawyer 07 May 9:34
Letters warning the media against "acts of harassment" on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at their Norfolk home have been distributed by police, according to reports.
By William Turvill and Press Association 22 April 9:06
Former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan has been questioned by Scotland Yard detectives in connection with claims of phone-hacking.
By PA Media Lawyer 20 April 11:16
The woman in the photograph was not mentioned in the article and IPSO ruled that the newspaper had breached clause 9, covering the reporting of crime, of the Editors' Code of Practice.
By William Turvill 15 April 13:14
The Liberal Democrat election manifesto calls for action from Parliament if the press continues to refuse to sign up to a regulator which complies with the Leveson report.
By Matthew Gilley 14 April 11:54
Most members of the public quizzed by Press Gazette in a vox pop today did not appear to agree with Labour's manifesto plan for tougher press regulation.
By William Turvill 14 April 10:33
The Green Party’s 2015 general election manifesto has called for the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to be scrapped, citing its failure to protect journalistic sources.
By Dominic Ponsford 31 March 15:35
Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has called on the UK’s “fractured press” to defend its “sacred oath” to protect sources.
By PA Medialawyer and Press Gazette 30 March 11:01
A Premier League footballer who obtained an anonymity order against a woman selling a kiss-and-tell story to The Sun should be named, a High Court judge has decided.
By PA Media Lawyer 25 March 9:47
A claim by lawyers for phone-hacking victims that they had suffered "unparalleled" harm was simply wrong, the High Court has heard.
By PA Mediapoint 20 March 10:03
The High Court is facing an "unparallelled" task in deciding the amount of damages to be awarded in eight phone-hacking claims, a judge has heard.
By Dominic Ponsford 19 March 12:38
A new law to curb police spying on journalists' phone records looks set to come into force next week.
By William Turvill 18 March 12:50
The Oxford Mail has become the latest news organisation to be branded “vexatious” for asking questions about the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act.
By Cleland Thom 17 March 12:24
New government figures confirm the recent trend that privacy junctions are becoming a thing of the past
By PA Mediapoint 16 March 8:26
Former Mirror Group journalist James Hipwell has denied that giving evidence to the High Court phone-hacking trial was the "ultimate payback" for going to prison over the "City Slickers" share-dealing scandal.
By William Turvill and Press Association 13 March 8:17
Former Sunday Mirror journalist Dan Evans (pictured, Reuters) told the High Court yesterday how he would "place myself in [the] shoes" of phone-hacking targets to crack their PIN codes.

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