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PCC’s new privacy guidelines

The Press Complaints Commission has updated the Editors’ Code of Conduct by publishing new guidance on privacy. Read the full story

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O2 owner to sell anonymous customer data

Telefonica, the owner of mobile network O2, is to sell anonymous information about its customers’ behaviour to anyone who wants to pay for it. Read the full story

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Newspaper industry prepares for Leveson’s kitchen sink verdict

Newspaper groups have been warned to expect a thorough dressing down from Lord Justice Leveson, who intends to publish a 100-page ruling on everything from privacy to self-regulation. Read the full story

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Steve McClaren loses bid to gag Sun on Sunday

The power of the privacy injunction appears to be on the wane after Steve McClaren failed to stop the Sun on Sunday from claiming that he had had an affair. Read the full story

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Twitter won’t reveal Steve Auckland prankster’s identity

Twitter has rejected Northcliffe’s demand that it reveal the identity of an anonymous tweeter posing as the publisher’s chief executive, Steve Auckland. Read the full story

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MP committee warns of private information ‘black market’

Illegal activities on Fleet Street go much further than just phone hacking, according to a committee of MPs. Read the full story

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Information commissioner looks into Virgin Atlantic link

The data protection watchdog has launched an investigation after Virgin Atlantic said a rogue employee had leaked the private details of dozens of celebrities to a global picture agency. Read the full story

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Guardian phone-hacking journalist off the hook

The Guardian journalist and police officer investigated for their role in the leak of information concerning phone-hacking at the News of the World will not be charged. Read the full story

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”


Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.


(Source: POLIS)

 

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