Phone Hacking: News International Executives Myler and Crone misled House of Commons committee

15 09 2016

myler-and-croneThe House of Commons Committee of Privileges has found that former News of the World editor Colin Myler and former Legal Manager Tom Crone misled the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee when giving evidence about phone hacking. Read the rest of this entry »





How to stop your phone from being hacked – Ali Dehghantanha

25 05 2016

Mobile PhoneIf you’ve ever forgotten your phone or left it at home for the day, you will have realised just how much you use it. On average, we check our mobile phones about 110 times a day. Using them for just about everything, from summoning an Uber car and paying for our latest Amazon purchases, to receiving prescriptions and even tracking shares and trading on the stock market. Read the rest of this entry »





The Sun, Rebekah Brooks and a Rampage of Unethical Conduct – Brian Cathcart

29 04 2016

New Sunday Sun tabloidThat was a bad week for the Sun. First the Hillsborough verdict removed the last shred of doubt that the paper’s infamous ‘The Truth’ front page report on the disaster was entirely untrue. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Supreme Court refuses permission to appeal in Mirror phone hacking damages case

23 03 2016

Mirror Hacking ClaimantsThe Supreme Court has refused Mirror Group permission to appeal against the phone hacking damages awards made by Mr Justice Mann in May 2015. This decision has far reaching implications for phone hacking cases and privacy law more generally. Read the rest of this entry »





The Legal Protection of Privacy and Freedom of Expression, Part 2 – Dominic Crossley

13 02 2016

Dominc CrossleyWhat Leveson sought to achieve was a system that emasculated bullies on both sides of the argument.  I am very sympathetic to small publishers who simply cannot withstand the financial risk of a litigation threat from a wealthy individual or organisation.  The greatest impediment to asserting privacy rights or indeed rights to freedom of expression is usually financial constraints. Read the rest of this entry »





The Legal Protection of Privacy and Freedom of Expression, Part 1 – Dominic Crossley

12 02 2016

Dominc CrossleyIn her enormously impressive paper “Privacy, democracy and freedom of expression“, Annabelle Lever poses the question: must privacy and freedom of expression conflict?  I would like to begin by addressing this question. My answer to that is no, they need not always conflict and in my experience a failure to respect privacy can have a direct impact upon freedom of expression. Read the rest of this entry »





People v Murdoch, Part 2, Engagement – Press Gang

21 01 2016

murdoch-v-the-people-2LAST WEEK there were two major announcements about Rupert Murdoch. On Tuesday the Times revealed he was engaged to fellow American citizen Jerry Hall. They’re planning a marriage. On the same day Press Gang asked Ofcom to hold an inquiry into the media mogul’s fitness to hold the Sky TV licence. We’re planning a divorce. Read the rest of this entry »