'Police are trying to criminalise public interest whistleblowers' - 600 reasons why the state must stop spying on journalistsBy 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.
Met Police says it does not keep track of times it has used RIPA to obtain journalists' phone recordsBy 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.
Surrey crime chief condemns Met Police seizure of Sun phone records and backs Press Gazette campaignBy 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.
Boris Johnson facing questions over police use of RIPA to spy on journalists and lawful confidential sourcesBy 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”.
Chartered Institute of Journalists backs Save Our Sources campaign and asks Met to justify secret seizure of Sun phone recordsBy 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.
Editors of The Sun and Guardian and leader of the NUJ back campaign to stop police spying on journalistsBy 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.
Hacking scoop reporter Nick Davies says journalists should find out from RIPA tribunal if police have spied on themBy Dominic Ponsford 12 September 10:54
The reporter who exposed the hacking scandal has said journalists should ask the Investigatory Powers Tribunal if police have spied on them. Author of Hack Attack, Nick Davies, said he aimed to contact the Tribunal after being contacted by Press Gazette as part of the Save Our Sources campaign. Davies wrote a number of critical stories about the Met Police as part of his long investigation into hacking at the News of the World.
Secret state: Members of armed forces must notify press officers even if they meet a journalist sociallyBy Dominic Ponsford 11 September 10:42
New official guidelines impose strict controls on anyone from the armed forces making contact with journalists, even in a social setting.
By William Turvill 09 September 5:23
More than 80 stories across the national press and BBC websites have been subject to ‘right to be forgotten’ removals.
By William Turvill 09 September 4:20
Searching ‘Ray Stewart’, a former Scotland, Dundee United and West Ham United player, on EU Google sites will now not return a 1996 court report describing how he broke the jaw and nose a nightclub DJ who “he found in bed with his then estranged partner”.
By Dominic Ponsford 05 September 9:25
The Government’s surveillance watchdog appeared to suggest last night that police use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to spy on journalists may have been unlawful.
PCC rejects privacy complaint from man who objected to coverage of his successful 'right to be forgotten' requestBy William Turvill 05 September 8:54
The Oxford Mail reported in July that Robert Daniels-Dwyer had successfully asked Google to remove a link, under certain search terms, to a 2006 story about his conviction for stealing £200 worth of items from Boots.
Mail Online reports four more Google 'right to be forgotten' removals - stories on Josef Fritzl, Tory MP and Prince William schoolfriend affectedBy William Turvill 04 September 16:45
The Associated Newspapers website has previously listed nine other pages affected by the requests.
By Dominic Ponsford 04 September 10:02
Campaign group Liberty joined the chorus condemnation over police spying on journalists’ phone records as more evidence emerged of "intrusive surveillance" by UK law enforcement against journalists.
By Dominic Ponsford 02 September 16:40
Sun publisher News UK is to ask a Government watchdog how many times police have spied on journalists’ phone records and what guidance he intends to give.
BBC director general and South Yorks Police will be quizzed by MPs today over Cliff Richard house searchBy Press Gazette 02 September 8:36
Force head David Crompton and Lord Tony Hall will face the Home Affairs Select Committee following a row sparked when the BBC broke news of the search of the pop star's Berkshire penthouse.
By Cleland Thom 28 August 14:55
Google Glass is now on sale in the UK. And as hordes of journalists are no doubt rushing out to buy the £1,000 device, it’s worth look at the legal issues.
By William Turvill 27 August 9:11
Google has removed links to more than 30 stories from the BBC, Telegraph and Mail websites, the publishers have revealed.
By Dominic Ponsford 26 August 16:28
News UK has settled a legal claim brought by a woman working in PR who sued for breach for privacy after her stolen mobile phone was handed in to The Sun.