By PA Media Lawyer 22 December 11:13
A judge decided that the media could identify a family involved in a tug-of-love row after concluding that full reporting might help prevent other estranged parents from attempting to abduct their own children.
By William Turvill 19 December 16:04
Released earlier this month by the Home Office, the draft has been widely criticised for saying that police should continue to be allowed to access journalists’ phone records without any outside approval.
Popstar Cheryl's publicity-shy husband wins privacy damages from second celebrity magazine since July marriageBy William Turvill 19 December 11:50
The publicity-shy husband of popstar Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (pictured, Reuters) has won damages from Heat, the second magazine he has sued in recent months.
By William Turvill 18 December 8:11
Last month, Graham Johnson, 46, pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates' Court to intercepting communications in the course of transmission without lawful authority.
Nick Clegg tells Home Office: 'Police should have to seek a sign off from the judge before they go after journalists'By William Turvill 12 December 9:27
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has told Theresa May police must be forced to seek judicial approval before grabbing journalists’ phone records under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act.
By William Turvill 11 December 10:06
The Metropolitan Police unlawfully accessed journalistic material contained on News UK's "back-up tapes" containing 20m emails, the company has alleged.
News UK in legal bid to recover journalistic material after Met Police claimed right to 'unfettered access'By William Turvill 08 December 9:49
The publisher of The Sun, Times and Sunday Times is challenging the Met's assertion that they are "entitled to unfettered access to journalistic material".
Businessman's bid to secretly gag and sue Athens-based Greek language newspaper in London's High Court rejectedBy PA Medialawyer and Press Gazette 08 December 8:45
Sabby Mionis settled a previous libel claim against Demokratia with a confidential deal under which the newspaper promised not to publishing referring to him or his immediate family.
The Leveson effect: Sharp increase in police media leak investigations, relations with journalists at 'all-time low'By William Turvill 04 December 11:26
Press Gazette has discovered a sharp increase in police investigations into media leaks during the Leveson Inquiry.
Katie Price privacy battle with PR firm accused of leaking confidential information to press set for High Court trialBy PA Mediapoint 04 December 10:19
The model and businesswoman has brought an action against ex-husband Peter Andre, former manager Claire Powell and her company Can Associates Ltd, and old friend and confidante Jamelah Asmar.
Whistleblowing charity: Misuse of RIPA against journalists an affront to liberal values and the tradition of dissentBy Ciara Bottomley 03 December 13:23
When did journalism become a crime?
'Potential remedies' being looked at by News UK over Vodafone's handover of 1,700 staff phone records to policeBy William Turvill 03 December 7:11
Vodafone, for now, remains the provider for the publisher’s work phone accounts after a “senior executive” apologised to the News UK and News Corp chief executives.
Plebgate whistleblower: 'Met hierarchy more afraid of upsetting politicians than looking after their own'By William Turvill 01 December 9:09
Whistleblower Jim Glanville, who was also sacked, has criticised the Met Police “hierarchy”, saying that the “public deserved to know how someone that senior in Government behaved”.
By Cleland Thom 28 November 10:12
EU privacy regulators are attempting to stop the media from circumventing people's 'right to be forgotten' requests.
By William Turvill 28 November 8:55
Cleveland Police is the fifth UK police force believed to have obtained telecoms data as part of a search for a media source.
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.
Panorama shows footage of Mazher Mahmood 'to make it more difficult for him to entrap people in the future'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.
Met chief Hogan-Howe denies journalist phone records 'routinely' sought - and says he is open to judicial approvalBy 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.