Google Spain, the missing link: where do third parties stand in the “right to be forgotten”? – Stacie Walsh

14 12 2014

s560x316_Right_to_be_forgottenOn 26 November 2014 the European Union’s Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (“29WP”) published its guidelines for implementing the “right to be forgotten.” The thirteen guidelines, while not legally binding, are to be used by search engines and Data Protection Authorities when evaluating petitions from individuals to de-link online content that appears when searching for their name.  There are three major areas of concern: notification, relinking, and international borders. Read the rest of this entry »





News: A former public official jailed for three and half years, NoW journalist electronically tagged

13 12 2014

Old-Bailey1080A former public official has been jailed for three and a half years for misconduct in a public office while a former News of the World journalist is to wear a tag over payments for stories about a convicted child murderer. Read the rest of this entry »





Mazher Mahmood: Just Like Phone Hacking, the Met Narrows the Investigation – Bellingcat

13 12 2014

Mazher-Mahmood-010Metropolitan police’s Operation Silverhawk, an investigation into Sun on Sunday’s Fake Sheikh Mazher Mahmood is being led by Commander Martin Hewitt – who was one of the senior investigators in Operation Varec which was part of John Yates discredited investigation into phone hacking at the News of the World in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Former Features Editor of the News of the World pleads guilty to conspiring to intercept voicemails

12 12 2014

Jules StensonThe former features editor of the News of the World, Jules Stenson, has pleaded guilty to conspiring to intercept voicemails making him the eighth journalist from the now defunct tabloid to admit, or be convicted of, phone-hacking. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Six Trial: Sun’s former head of news will no longer stand trial for conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office – Martin Hickman

12 12 2014

Sun head of news Chris Pharo arrives at Kingston Crown Court in LondonThe Sun’s head of news, Chris Pharo, will no longer stand trial for a charge of conspiring to commit misconduct in public office involving a prison officer, a jury was told today. Read the rest of this entry »





News: IMPRESS, the alternative press regulator, announces its first board

12 12 2014

Old typewriterIMPRESS, The Independent Monitor for the Press, yesterday announced the members of its first Board.They will join Walter Merricks CBE, whose appointment as the first Chair of IMPRESS was announced in November 2014, to launch the new organisation, which will introduce the first ever system of independent and effective press regulation. Read the rest of this entry »





Who’s that lurking in the bushes outside A and E? It’s the Daily Mail! – Michelle Gribbon

12 12 2014

St-Georges-Hospital-sign-2A photographer working for the Daily Mail turned up at St George’s Hospital in South London on Friday night with a telescopic lens hoping to take pictures of drunk party goers. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Tom Watson MP, Second Annual Leveson Lecture; Unfinished Business – Tamsin Turk

11 12 2014

Tom-WatsonOn 3 December 2014, at the invitation of the campaigning group Hacked Off, Tom Watson MP gave the Second Annual Leveson Lecture, to a large audience in Westminster. Read the rest of this entry »





News: OPO v MLA, banned memoir case – Supreme Court grants permission to appeal, expedites hearing

11 12 2014

510-supreme-court-1The Supreme Court has granted the artist in the “banned memoir” case, OPO v MLA, permission to appeal and ordered an expedited hearing.  The hearing of the appeal is listed in the week commencing 19 January 2015. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Six Trial: Reporter did not know he was paying a prison officer, court hears – Martin Hickman

10 12 2014

POLICE Prison 1Sun reporter John Troup did not know he was paying a prison officer for an exclusive story about a prisoner’s death at a Category A jail, a court heard yesterday.

Giving evidence at The Sun Six  trial, Mr Troup agreed with the Crown’s counsel that he had entered into an agreement to pay a tipster for information about the suicide of a hitman at HMP Whitemoor in Cambridgeshire.

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