Revealed: 10 Police Inquiries into Illegal Data Techniques – Martin Hickman

12 07 2014

Press and PoliceMore than 100 Scotland Yard detectives are investigating allegations of hacking, bribery and other crime by British newspaper journalists, official figures reveal. New Metropolitan Police statistics show that 46 police officers are still looking into phone hacking, while a further 53 police are inquiring into payments by tabloids to police and other public officials. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law: Hannon v NGN, Privacy, the police and payments, an arresting development – Dominic Crossley

20 05 2014

PoliceOn 16 May 2014 judgment was handed down in Hannon v NGN and Dufour v NGN ([2014] EWHC 1580 (Ch)),  cases which arise from Operation Elveden, the police investigation into corrupt payments by journalists to public officials.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Murdoch Tapes: Fleet Street, Hypocrisy and the Police

6 07 2013

MurdochLast month, Private Eye reported that Sun journalists had taped a meeting with Rupert Murdoch in March 2013.   The Executive Chairman of News Corporation was quoted as taking a supportive view of the position of arrested journalists.  This story was not followed up at the time.  It broke again this week when the investigative journalism website, Exaro and Channel 4 News claimed an exclusive on the story and released a transcript of the recording. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Operation Elveden, Sun Journalist and two others to be charged over alleged £17,000 payments for information

14 05 2013

sun-getcccctyThe Crown Prosecution Service have today announced that the Sun Whitehall editor, Clodagh Hartley and two others are to be charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office.  The information concerned details of unannounced spending and policy decisions relating to the 2010 Budget and the coalition government’s deficit reduction plans. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Operation Eleveden, Five Charged including Brooks, Coulson and Goodman

20 11 2012

The Crown Prosecution Service announced this morning that four former News International editors and journalists will stand trial on charges of conspiring to commit misconduct in public office. Read the rest of this entry »


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