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By PA Mediapoint 30 September 10:00

It is for the new press regulator to decide whether a newspaper "sting" operation that forced a minister to resign in a sex scandal was legitimate, David Cameron has said.

By Dominic Ponsford 30 September 8:38
Sunday Mirror editor in chief Lloyd Embley has apologised for the use of photos of women without their permission in a ‘sexting’ sting which prompted the resignaton of a Conservative minister.
By William Turvill 29 September 17:42
A Sun reporter told the Old Bailey “these are dark times for the British press” while defending himself against the allegation of conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office by paying a Sussex Police sergeant £500 for a story tip. Vince Soodin, 39, denied “cultivating” James Bowes, who he described as The Sun’s rather than his own source.
By PA Medialawyer and Press Gazette 29 September 10:14
The High Court has ruled that a former lawyer for The Times recklessly rather than knowingly allowed the court to be misled in the Nightjack case.
By William Turvill 26 September 14:45
Earlier this year, a frightened public sector worker who had leaked a story to the press which was undoubtedly in the public interest called Press Gazette to ask if they were in danger of being arrested under Operation Elveden.
By PA Media Lawyer 26 September 11:37
Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson (pictured, Reuters) and actor Christopher Eccleston have settled their phone-hacking damages claims for £30,000 each.
By PA Media Lawyer 25 September 14:55
She wanted a judge to order Closer magazine to disclose the name of the source, claiming that information relating to her had been leaked.
By Press Gazette 24 September 14:14
Today Metropolitan Police commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe exposes himself to public scrutiny on Twitter with a Q&A session. Let's see what he has to say about the Met Police's use of RIPA to secretly obtain the records of journalists. Have your say by asking a question using the hashtag #AskMetBoss.
By William Turvill 24 September 10:54
The Mail Online story about Ronald Castree from November 2007 is the latest to be affected the ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling and the story will now be hidden under certain Google searches.
By William Turvill 24 September 9:06
A leading media lawyer has said that police use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to secretly obtain journalists' phone records is "completely illegal" and that he knows of "a couple of cases" where it has happened.
By PA Mediapoint 23 September 15:19
The case was listed only by letters before Mr Justice Birss in the chancery division of the High Court in London - and "in private" signs were posted on court doors when the hearing started on 17 September.
By Cleland Thom 23 September 12:45
The threat that Ripa poses to journalists’ sources is a damning indictment on Parliament. They could have built in a journalistic exemption. But they didn't.
By William Turvill 22 September 11:04
The Oxford Mail has republished the list from its 2011 Scales of Justice column, rounding up cases from Oxford Magistrates Court.
By William Turvill 19 September 15:38
Set up a week ago, the Change.org petition, which can be found here, calls on the Interception of Communications Commissioner Sir Anthony May to ensure that the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act is not used by public authorities to secretly obtain journalists' phone records and identify confidential sources.
By William Turvill 18 September 11:51
The Metropolitan Police does not appear to know how many times it has seized the phone records of journalists and news organisations.
By Dominic Ponsford 17 September 10:44
A former Met Police commander with 30 years' experience in the force has publicly backed Press Gazette’s campaign to stop the police spying on journalists.
By Dominic Ponsford 16 September 10:21
London mayor Boris Johnson (pictured: Reuters) is facing questions over why the police obtained the telephone records of a journalist “without his consent, and without any warrant or other court order”.
By Dominic Ponsford 15 September 15:43
The Chartered Institute of Journalists has urged the Met Police to justify its decision to obtain the phone records of The Sun and its political editor and to reveal how many other times it has used the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to spy on journalists.
By Dominic Ponsford 15 September 13:40
The Bureau of Investigation has asked the European Court of Human Rights to stop the UK Government from spying on journalists and their sources.
By William Turvill 14 September 10:12
The editors of The Sun and The Guardian and the general secretary of the National Union of Journalists are among those backing the Save Our Sources campaign to stop police secretly monitoring the phone-calls of journalists.

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