Privacy

By William Turvill 09 February 13:45
Laws to protect journalistic material are not "applied consistently" in the draft Investigatory Powers Bill and should be improved on, a parliamentary inquiry has concluded.
By PA Mediapoint 09 February 11:26
Media organisations today lost a challenge against continuing restrictions on reporting a terrorism trial which was held in conditions of unprecedented secrecy.
By William Turvill 02 February 16:57
The website said in an editorial statement that it views the rules as "an infringement on press freedom, and have a chilling effect on freedom of speech".
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette 02 February 16:35
Trinity Mirror may go to the Supreme Court to challenge costs of £242,000 charged by lawyers in a privacy case where the claimant was awarded £20,000.
By Bill Goodwin 02 February 9:13
Journalist Nicky Hager was working in Auckland when the police raided his Wellington home.
By PA Mediapoint 25 January 17:12
Former royal butler Paul Burrell has denied that he was angry and hurt at private information being passed to the News of the World by disgraced PR guru Max Clifford because the story did not sell.
By PA Mediapoint 25 January 8:30
Clifford, currently serving an eight-year jail sentence for sex offences, has branded Burrell's £50,000 action for breach of confidence and misuse of private information an ''affront to common sense".
By Dominic Ponsford 20 January 9:19
Civil rights group Liberty has said the Government needs to rewrite the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill in the light of a landmark press freedom court of appeal judgment yesterday.
By Dominic Ponsford 19 January 11:59
The Court of Appeal has ruled that the Met Police breached European Law when they datained the partner of a Guardian journalist for nine hours under the Terriorism Act.
By William Turvill 19 January 10:53
The prime minister of Ireland, Enda Kenny, is reportedly considering changing the law in relation to journalists' phone records.
By Dominic Ponsford 18 January 14:07
An airline pilot who sued The Sun for breach of privacy over a report that he failed a breathalyser test has dropped his action. The case was due to go to court on 18 January, but Press Gazette understands it has been settled with pilot Daniel Dufour’s side paying £175,000 towards News UK’s costs.
By William Turvill 14 January 10:39
According to the Irish Times, the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) obtained the phone records after the friend of a deceased model, Katy French, complained about alleged police information leaks.
By Dominic Ponsford 13 January 16:18
Today a case-management was held in the third tranche of phone-hacking claims against the News of the World.
By William Turvill 12 January 13:26
The officer who signed off Police Scotland’s applications to find journalistic sources “misinterpreted” the Save Our Sources change to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act.
By PA Media Lawyer 30 December 10:58

News that a family court judge has ruled on how rock star Liam Gallagher and ex-wife Nicole Appleton should split assets of £11m emerged following a three-month legal fight by The Sun.

By William Turvill 30 December 10:40
Discussing the state of the journalism industry in an Independent interview, Lewis (pictured, Reuters) said: "We are back where we were."
By William Turvill 29 December 12:36
The inspector, Lee Lyons, has since been sacked by Sussex Police after he was found to have been in contact with journalists. There was no suggestion money changed hands and the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to bring criminal charges.
By PA Media Lawyer 18 December 12:38
Mirror Group Newspapers suffered a second defeat in the Court of Appeal when it lost its appeal over Mr Justice Mann's refusal to make an order that broadcaster Alan Yentob should pay its costs in his phone-hacking claim.
By Dominic Ponsford 17 December 11:29
The Investigatory Powers Tribunal has ruled that the Met Police was justified in three out of four instances in which it secretly grabbed the call records of Sun journalists to find police sources.
By William Turvill and Press Association 17 December 10:21
The full terms of the deal over the action for misuse of confidential information - ahead of a ten-day trial due to start next month - were not disclosed at the High Court.

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