Category Archives: Phone hacking

End of hacking cases and no second Leveson

Long-running phone hacking investigations came to an end after four years in December 2015, the Crown Prosecution Service announced, after insufficient evidence in the latest crop of cases. Read more

The Times later reported that the second part of the Leveson Inquiry, into what happened at the News Of The World, was being quietly shelved because the ground had already been covered in criminal trials. Read more

Press Gazette reported that the Metropolitan Police had spent £40million investigating hacking (11 December 2015).

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Terror laws ‘a threat to journalists’ – watchdog

Terrorism laws could be used against political journalists and bloggers, an independent watchdog warned (Guadian, August 2014). Read more

Press Gazette law writer Cleland Thom responded with a list of other laws that could be used to constrain media freedom, here

The 2014 report of the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation is here