Vodaphone to hand over hacking data

A precedent for litigants suing the News of the World appears to have been laid down after Vodafone accepted a court ruling to hand over all data relating to Sienna Miller.

The actress’s lawyers were granted a high court order requiring the mobile phone company to provide information that will obtain details of “who dialled Miller’s voicemail number and that of her PR assistant Ciara Parkes in an apparent attempt to access their messages”, according to MediaGuardian.

Over a dozen celebrities are known to be putting together similar cases against the NoW and private investigator Glenn Mulcaire, but have often been denied access to vital documents seized by the Met from the Mulcaire’s home.

(Source: MediaGuardian)

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