Privacy

By Amber Melville-Brown 25 August 10:45
A letter from the Queen means you've reached the ripe old age of 100. A letter from Kensington Palace may mean you've overstepped the mark snapping pictures of a royal prince.
By Dominic Ponsford 24 August 12:17
The UK Information Commissioner has ordered Google to remove links detailing an individual’s criminal conviction in the light of the European “right to be forgotten ruling”.
By Conori Bell-Bhuiyan 20 August 12:08
Ken Wharfe, former Scotland Yard protection officer to Princess Diana, has told BBC Radio 4’s Media Show that he believes a Kensington Palace letter condemning paparazzi tactics was an “over the top approach”, and blamed the warning on police not communicating with photographers.
By William Turvill 12 August 11:40
Police Scotland has come under pressure this month after the Sunday Herald reported that it was one of two forces to obtain journalistic records without judicial approval since the law was changed to prevent this in March.
By William Turvill 11 August 8:50
Mirror Group Newspapers has been granted permission to take its fight against £1.2m of phone-hacking damages payments to the Court of Appeal.
By William Turvill 10 August 11:10
The Oxford Mail has revealed that its latest request for information on this topic was rejected by the force on the grounds that law enforcement would be compromised by disclosure.
By William Turvill and Press Association 10 August 8:49
Labour has called on the First Minister to "come clean" over the Scottish Government's involvement regarding allegations that Police Scotland has been involved in illegal spying on journalists.
By William Turvill 06 August 11:46
The News UK title reported the injunction, granted by Mrs Justice Elizabeth Laing, today after the judgment was handed down in court yesterday.
By William Turvill 06 August 9:35
A BBC journalist suspects that Police Scotland snooped on him without judicial approval to try and find his sources while he was investigating the force.
By William Turvill 05 August 10:20
Malcolm Edwards was jailed in 2007 for six-and-a-half years after being involved in a £51m VAT scam.
By William Turvill 04 August 14:39
Police Scotland is facing accusations that it is one of two police forces to have unlawfully accessed phone records to find journalistic sources since March.
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.

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