Is following people illegal? ‘News of the World’ investigation techniques and the civil law

12 11 2011

The BBC revealed last week that the News of the World had engaged ex-policeman Derek Webb engage in covert surveillance of more than 100 individuals.  From 2003 through to 2011 Mr Webb worked for the newspaper following celebrities, royals, politicians and others, sometimes for days, or weeks at a time. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Murdoch, Myler and Crone and “misleading evidence” – Laura Sandwell

12 11 2011

James Murdoch has claimed that former News of the World editor Colin Myler and News International’s former Legal Affairs Manager Tom Crone gave “misleading” and “inconsistent” evidence to the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee on the phone hacking scandal. The comments were made yesterday as he gave evidence to the Committee for the second time. Read the rest of this entry »