Wednesday April 8, 2020

Sky News broke the law by hacking email says judge

Sky News breached criminal law by hacking into e-mail accounts for stories, a judge said at a media-ethics inquiry triggered by wrongdoing at News Corp tabloids.

23rd April, 2012
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“What you were doing wasn’t just invading somebody’s privacy, it was breaching the criminal law,” Judge Leveson told Sky News.

BSkyB’s Sky News channel breached criminal law by hacking into e-mail accounts for stories, a judge said at a media-ethics inquiry triggered by wrongdoing at News Corp tabloids.

The unit of BSkyB, which is 39 per cent owned by News Corp, can’t use a “public-interest” defense for hacking, even though the e-mails were given to authorities and used as evidence against a man on trial for faking his own death to collect insurance...

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