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Giggs suing News of the World over phone hacking

Ryan Giggs is the latest celebrity to start legal proceedings against the News of the World and Glenn Mulcaire over phone hacking. Read the full story

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MP defends use of parliamentary privilege

Lib Dem MP John Hemming has defended his decision to name Ryan Giggs as the footballer at the centre of the superinjunction row, claiming that it was part of a legitimate discussion on free speech and open justice. Read the full story

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Technology vs privacy laws: a round up

Media Digest reported last week on the story that a Premier League footballer had filed to take Twitter and “persons unknown” to court, but the weekend saw an explosion of developments that are threatening to produce a landmark case for internet privacy law in the UK. Here’s a round-up of what occurred over the weekend. Read the full story

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Max Clifford suggests freedom of speech compromise

Max Clifford has admitted that only 20 per cent of the stories he has broken during his career as a celebrity PR guru would have been allowed if newspapers were forced to justify personal stories on the grounds of public interest.

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Twitter toys with superinjuction celebs

Twitter users have been distributing the names of celebrities and athletes who have taken out superinjuctions, designed to protect private information from leaking out into the public domain. Read the full story

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Hislop: Marr challenge cost ‘tens of thousands’

Ian Hislop has revealed that it took several years and tens of thousands of pounds to challenge Andrew Marr’s superinjunction. 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.

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