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Tag Archives: News of the World phone hacking affair
Thoughts on Leveson:what is not in the press?
One thing that has struck me about the Leveson enquiry is how it has stayed away from discussing what is not published. At the moment, we are focused on the various methods the press did, or did not, use to … Continue reading
A modest defence of regulators: the case of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
Since the phone hacking scandal began, the ICO has been under pressure over the handling of related investigations. In particular, he has faced criticism over the handling of Operation Motorman. Since the Levenson enquiry began, the criticisms have increased. The … Continue reading
Posted in FOIA, Government, privacy, transparency, Uncategorized Tagged local government, News of the World phone hacking affair, political judo, privacy 8 Comments
Phone hacking: Political corruption at the heart of the regime
What does the phone hacking scandal mean for the political regime and the role of privacy? From the perspective of political philosophy, the scandal raises the unspoken fear of political corruption at the heart of the regime. Political corruption occurs … Continue reading
Posted in Government, privacy, public sector, transparency Tagged News of the World phone hacking affair, Nixon, political corruption, privacy 3 Comments