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Day: 23 July 2012

Law and Media Round Up – 23 July 2012

The Leveson Inquiry continued to hear evidence in module four.  This included evidence from Matt Sprake, of the News Pic agency, who told of carrying out surveillance on more than 300 people over two years, almost always involving covert photography.  Roy Greenslade has a post on the “Astonishing story of a photographic agency’s surveillance exploits”.  Max Mosley’s evidence that only the richest one per cent can take on the newspapers was widely reported. Continue reading

News: Leveson Inquiry, Weeks 24 and 25: The future of press regulation – Natalie Peck

Over the past fortnight Lord Justice Leveson has heard evidence on the future of press regulation for module four of the inquiry. On the morning of Monday, July 9, Lord Justice Leveson opened module four by saying he had read all the evidence sent to him and would take every proposal into account before making recommendations later this year. He told the inquiry he had asked Deputy Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers to return for a third time to give an update on police investigations Operations Weeting, Elveden and Tuleta, and would ask for another briefing in the autumn. Continue reading

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