Month: November 2006

Royal Editor of the News of the World admits phone tapping

But when is it lawful, and how do we stop it in the future? Clive Goodman, the Royal Editor of the News of the World, has pleaded guilty to offences under two statutes for plotting to intercept private phone messages involving the Royal Family. The judge (Mr Justice Gross) has warned him and his fellow …   Read more

Practical tips for privacy injunctions from Mr Justice Eady: X & Y v Persons Unknown

On 5 October Mr Justice Eady granted a “John Doe” injunction against persons unknown to prevent further dissemination of allegations about the claimants’ marriage. Three newspaper groups – Associated Newspapers (“AN”), MGN (“MGN”) and Newsgroup Newspapers (“NGN”) – had been approached by individuals wanting to leak stories about the claimants. Newspapers within those groups had …   Read more