Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks’ Defence Counsel begins closing speech – Martin Hickman

20 05 2014

Rebekah BrooksDay 107:  The Crown’s case that Rebekah Brooks plotted to hack phones is “entirely circumstantial” and based on theory rather than evidence, her lawyer told the Old Bailey today. Read the rest of this entry »





Hacked Off: Even in its dying days the PCC covers up the Mail’s appalling code breach record

20 05 2014

Daily MailNew monthly summaries of ‘concluded complaints’ have appeared on the PCC website, as usual with no fanfare and no analysis to help the public understand the performance of the newspapers that the PCC ‘regulates’. 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 »