Privacy

By PA Media Lawyer 23 July 10:30
District Judge Gareth Branston, sitting at Stratford Magistrates Court in east London, dismissed objections from a barrister representing one of the fans.
By PA Mediapoint 22 July 17:02
Former Number 10 spin doctor Andy Coulson (pictured, Reuters) has been ordered to pay £150,000 towards the costs of the marathon hacking trial.
By William Turvill 22 July 9:55
A judge has granted the Metropolitan Police access to a journalist's phone records without their knowledge since the Save Our Sources stop-gap law was passed, a court heard today.
By William Turvill and Press Association 20 July 15:34
Journalists have launched a court fight after complaining about the way police identified ''confidential'' sources.
By Dominic Ponsford 20 July 9:25
The Sun today defended its "cast iron right" to publish 80-year-old images of the Queen giving a Nazi salute as a child.
By William Turvill 16 July 13:20
Two police forces have wrongly accessed phone records to find journalistic sources without judicial approval since the law was changed to prevent this.
By Cleland Thom 09 July 13:53
It's unusual for a court to rule in favour of using the photograph of a teenager. So the Supreme Court's recent decision in the case involving the Derry Journal is welcome.
By William Turvill 09 July 10:08
Earlier this week, the force was told by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) that it could not rely on a section 14(1) exemption to refuse an FoI from the Oxford Mail asking about its use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to obtain journalistic phone records.
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.
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 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 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 Cleland Thom 24 June 21:45
The Government's plans to introduce a UK Bill of Rights has received a mixed reception. But if the proposed legislation included the guaranteed freedom of the press, I'd be all for it.
By Dominic Ponsford 15 June 16:02
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has begun the process of setting up a low cost arbitration scheme for settling libel and privacy claims.
By Dominic Ponsford 11 June 15:18
Spying legislation which has allowed the police to secretly view journalists’ call records is set to be replaced in a wholesale reform of surveillance.
By Dominic Ponsford 10 June 17:00
Mirror Group Newspapers has been refused permission to appeal against a High Court ruling which saw it ordered to pay record damages to eight phone-hacking victims.
By William Turvill 10 June 8:43
A lawyer handling Press Gazette's bid to make police disclose how many times they have accessed journalists' phone records has pledged to take the case as far as the European Court of Human Rights if necessary.
By William Turvill 04 June 11:40
Last month, Mr Justice Mann ruled that actress Sadie Frost should receive £260,250 and former footballer Paul Gascoigne £188,250 after a two-week damages trial.

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