Thursday, November 30, 2006
Bugging case leads to calls for tougher privacy laws
The News of the World's royal editor has admitted at the Old Bailey that he illegally intercepted the voice mails of Princes Charles and William and a string of other celebrities. In response the Information Commissioner's Office said:
"Information obtained improperly, very often by means of deception, can cause significant harm and distress to individuals. The information commissioner has called for prison sentences of up to two years for people who take part in this illegal trade in personal information."