By William Turvill 25 November 13:17
The government's interception of communications regulator has confirmed that Police Scotland unlawfully accessed phone records to find journalistic sources without judicial approval.
By William Turvill 23 November 14:37
Cleveland Police has been accused of using the phone records of a Northern Echo journalist to identify a member of the public as a source.
By PA Media Lawyer 20 November 13:10
Associated Newspapers has lost its challenge to an award of £10,000 privacy damages to three of singer Paul Weller's children.
By Adam Tudor and Isabella Piasecka 18 November 11:29
As the law stands, arrested persons have no absolute right to anonymity.
By William Turvill 16 November 8:53
The British media has been "banned" from publishing widely-circulated images of the Prince of Wales sunbathing in Australia, according to the Daily Mail.
By Dominic Ponsford 09 November 9:35
The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail and The Sun are being sued for breach of privacy by a 15-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of hacking the customer details of Talk Talk customers.
By William Turvill 05 November 11:10
Media lawyer Gavin Millar QC has expressed several concerns over the draft Investigatory Powers Bill, which was laid before Parliament yesterday.
By Dominic Ponsford and William Turvill 04 November 15:19
The draft Investigatory Powers Bill sets out in law new protections intended to stop police accessing journalists’ call records in order to identify their sources.
By Carolyn Pepper 04 November 11:43
Yesterday may be an important date for press regulation. Or it may be of no significance whatsoever.
By Dominic Ponsford 02 November 9:13
The new Investigatory Powers Bill will include "measures to enshrine protections in law for journalists' sources", according to The Sunday Times.
By William Turvill 30 October 9:00
The BBC has condemned the Terrorism Act for not allowing it to mount a freedom of speech defence after police applied for a reporter's laptop.
By William Turvill 29 October 14:04
The BBC did not contest the police application for its reporter's laptop, Press Gazette has learned.
By PA Mediapoint 29 October 8:40
Secunder Kermani, who has interviewed British-born jihadis and so-called Islamic State fighters, was forced by officers to hand over the laptop after they secured an order from a judge.
By PA Mediapoint 27 October 17:27
A decision to award £10,000 in privacy damages to singer Paul Weller for three of his children would have far-reaching adverse effects on the freedom of the UK media if allowed to stand, the Court of Appeal was told today.
By William Turvill 26 October 9:25
It has been widely reported is Scotland that the police force was one of two that secretly obtained journalistic phone records under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, without judicial approval after the law was changed to prevent this is March.
By PA Mediapoint 20 October 8:34
MGN is appealing against Mr Justice Mann's ruling, in May, which saw the payment of record compensation, totalling about £1.2m, as a result of the invasions of privacy concerned being "so serious and so prolonged".
By William Turvill and Press Association 15 October 9:51
Mr Justice Peter Jackson ruled that trying to anonymise the woman, involved in a "poisonous feud", would be "futile".
By PA Mediapoint 02 October 15:11
"Naming and shaming" Britain's youngest terrorist would only have "a limited deterrent effect", a judge has ruled.
By PA Media Lawyer 01 October 16:54
The appeal by Mirror Group Newspapers against the record damages awarded to eight claimants in the phone-hacking case is to be heard on October 20 and 21.
By William Turvill 29 September 11:31
The lawyers of talk show host Jeremy Kyle threatened The Sun on Sunday with an injunction ahead of its story reporting his wife's "20 sex romps" with a“polo hunk”.