Former prostitute at centre of actor injunction regrets speaking to press six years ago: 'I was an idiot'By PA Mediapoint 06 May 13:43
The former prostitute at the centre of an injunction over claims that she slept with a famous British actor has said she regrets speaking to the press.
Much phone-hacking evidence against The Sun said to be 'weak', but at least 11 civil hacking claims will go aheadBy Dominic Ponsford 03 May 10:54
The Sun is facing at least 11 phone-hacking claims after failing to get civil litigation thrown out at a pre-trial stage.
By Dominic Ponsford 03 May 7:31
The Sunday Times breached the privacy of MP Sir Nicholas Soames by speculating that he had a gastric band fitted, according to press regulator IPSO.
By PA Mediapoint 28 April 11:17
A High Court judge has given the go-ahead to phone-hacking damages claims against The Sun.
By PA Mediapoint 22 April 11:25
A celebrity who wants to keep his name out of a tabloid newspaper story about his alleged extra-marital activities must wait to find out if he has won a battle at the Supreme Court.
John Whittingdale still feels press freedom 'vitally important' despite having his 'faith tested to the upmost'By Dominic Ponsford 21 April 11:41
Embattled Cabinet minister John Whittingdale has revealed his faith in press freedom was "tested to the utmost" by a string revelations about his private life.
Lifting of celebrity injunction would have 'devastating consequences' for couple's children, Supreme Court toldBy PA Mediapoint 21 April 11:07
A legal battle by a celebrity for an injunction to prevent him being named in a tabloid newspaper story about his alleged extra-marital activities has reached the UK's highest court.
By PA Mediapoint 20 April 7:41
A celebrity who wants to keep is name out of a tabloid newspaper story is preparing to take his fight to the Supreme Court.
By Evan Harris 15 April 17:16
Ever since that well known instrument of press-muzzling, Private Eye magazine, broke the Whittingdale story in the national press, the newspapers have turned on Hacked Off as reported by Press Gazette yesterday and a predictable two-page spread in the Mail today.
By PA Media Lawyer 15 April 11:55
A celebrity fighting to keep his name out of a tabloid newspaper story will have to wait until Monday to find out whether he has won his battle.
Sun in court today to challenge celeb threesome injunction: 'It must be lifted' says former Lib Dem MPBy PA Mediapoint 15 April 8:31
A politician who used parliamentary privilege to expose football star Ryan Giggs as the celebrity protected by a privacy injunction says judges must lift a ban which is preventing a tabloid newspaper from reporting on a ''well-known'' man's ''extramarital activities''.
Journalist who met Jihadi John warns of 'huge vacuum' as police and civil servants no longer speak to journalistsBy Dominic Ponsford 15 April 7:50
Freelance security journalist Robert Verkaik said that he assumes that anything on his telephone and computer is potentially available to the security services.
By Dominic Ponsford 14 April 10:52
The celebrity couple using an injunction to prevent press revelations about their private life are also seeking to remove internet links from search engine Google, the Daily Mail reports.
Press and privacy: In England, what a married public figure does with five paid dominatrices is his own businessBy Dominic Ponsford 13 April 12:22
Since the 2008 Max Mosley privacy judgment it has been a central tenet of UK privacy law that what a married public figure does behind closed doors is between him and his five paid dominatrices.
By Brian Cathcart 12 April 8:05
On Friday, Press Gazette's editor wrote that journalists failed to report on Culture Secretary John Whittingdale's romantic past because the fact a previous girlfiend of a single politician had apparently worked as a dominatrix was not news. Hacked Off founder and journalism professor Brian Cathart disagrees
By Dominic Ponsford 11 April 9:01
A Scottish newspaper has named the celebrity who used an injunction to stop the Sun on Sunday from revealing his involvement in an extra-marital sexual threesome.
Journalists confused after being told by Tory MPs that 'snooper's charter' will 'bolster protections' for sourcesBy Dominic Ponsford 08 April 14:03
Various Conservative MPs have repeated an apparent cut-and-paste response to concerns raised by journalists about the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill.
Lawyer: Injunction stopping Sun from revealing celebrity threesome means famous can now use children to stop storiesBy Dominic Ponsford 07 April 8:51
The rich and famous can now use their children as a way to keep negative stories out of the press after a "watershed" Court of Appeal ruling.
By PA Mediapoint 24 March 14:02
A politician who used parliamentary privilege to expose soccer star Ryan Giggs as the celebrity protected by a privacy injunction says he has concerns about judges barring a tabloid newspaper from reporting on a "well-known" man's "extramarital activities".
Supreme Court rejects Trinity Mirror challenge against paying damages of £1.2m to eight hacking victimsBy Dominic Ponsford 23 March 10:29
The Supreme Court has rejected Trinity Mirror's challenge against a £1.2m damages award made to eight victims of phone-hacking.