Dossier on hacker implicates Brooks, says IoS

The Independent on Sunday has waded into the phone-hacking scandal, claiming to have seen evidence that implicates the involvement of News International’s chief executive Rebekah Brooks.

The confidential document, known as “The Blue Book”, is a collection of evidence against private investigator Steve Whittamore, compiled by the Information Commissioner after a raid on Whittamore’s house.

Whittamore was later convicted of offences committed under the Data Protection Act for using “illegal means” to provide hundreds of pieces of confidential information to NI journalists, “including the former NoW editor Rebekah Wade, now Rebekah Brooks,” said the IoS.

The IOC has had the dossier of information since 2003, but refused to disclose its contents to protect the identities of the people named within it, fueling the argument that the original phone-hacking investigation did not go far enough.

(Source: IoS)




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