Thursday 28 June 2012

Hackgate for Beginners - Who's Who & The Key Reports

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Thanks to a regular contributor for putting this latest information together.

The following useful information is mainly extracted from a Briefing Note for Members of Parliament, published 26 June 2012, 'Phone hacking – Inquiries and Reports'
This note provides brief details about the ongoing inquiries and investigations associated with phone hacking and the various reports produced. It also gives details of the legislation regarding relevant offences and provides links to timelines of events.
The Briefing Note is fully referenced and hyperlinked. It contains information on the Leveson Inquiry, on-going investigations by the Metropolitan Police Servive and Strathclyde Police, and the relevant offences being looked at.


From the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee (CMS) published report 'News International and Phone-hacking':

Annex 1 Who's Who (Note: This is a Names Glossary only of those who appeared before the CMS Select Committee)

Annex 2 Timeline of Events


Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
- May 2006  'What Price Privacy? The Unlawful Trade in Confidential Personal Information'

Information Commissioner's Office
- Dec 2006 'What Price Privacy Now?' (ICO)

Press Complaints Commission (PCC)
- May 2007  'Report on Subterfuge and Newsgathering'

Press Complaints Commissionn (PCC)
- Nov 2009  'Report on Phone Message Tapping Allegations' (This report was subsequently withdrawn  July 2011)

Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee (CMS)
- May 2003  'Privacy and Media Intrusion'

Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee
- July 2007  'Self–Regulation of the Press' 

Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee
- Feb 2010  'Press Standards, Privacy and Libel'


Footage of hearings evidence is available for the two following Key Reports, archived on Parliament TV.

Parliament TV archive is searchable so, for ease, dates of witness appearances are included below.

- July 2011  Report: 'Unauthorised Tapping into or Hacking of Mobile Communications' 


Tuesday 29 March 2011
Chris Bryant, MP
John Yates, Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police

Tuesday 5 April 2011
Mr Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions

Tuesday 26 April 2011
Christopher Graham, Information Commissioner Tuesday

14 June 2011
Ms Julie Steele, Head of Fraud, Risk and Security, Vodafone UK; Mr Adrian Gorhan, Group Head of Fraud, Security and Business Continuity, Telefonica O2; and Mr James Blendis, Vice President Legal, Everything Everywhere (Orange UK and T-Mobile UK)

Tuesday 12 July 2011
John Yates, Assistant Commissioner, Specialist Operations, Metropolitan Police
Mr Peter Clarke, Former Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police
Mr Andy Hayman, Former Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Sue Akers, QPM, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Head of Operation
Weeting, Metropolitan Police

Tuesday 19 July 2011
Sir Paul Stephenson, Commissioner, Metropolitan Police
Dick Fedorcio, OBE, Director of Public Affairs, Metropolitan Police
John Yates, Assistant Commissioner, Specialist Operations, Metropolitan Police
Lord Macdonald of River Glaven, former Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer, QC, Director of Public Prosecutions
Mark Lewis, Solicitor advocate, Taylor Hampton Solicitors Limited

-May 2012  Report: 'News International and Phone-hacking'


Thursday 24 March 2011

John Yates QPM, Acting Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service

Tuesday 19 July 2011
Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, News Corporation, and James Murdoch, Chairman, News International
Rebekah Brooks, former Chief Executive, News International

Tuesday 6 September 2011
Jonathan Chapman, former Director of Legal Affairs, News International, and Daniel Cloke, former Group HR Director, News International
Tom Crone, former Legal Manager, News Group Newspapers, and Colin Myler, former Editor, News of the World

Wednesday 19 October 2011
Julian Pike, Partner, Farrer & Co.
Mark Lewis, Partner, Taylor Hampton Solicitors

Monday 24 October 2011
Les Hinton, Former Executive Chairman, News International

Thursday 10 November 2011
James Murdoch, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (International), News Corporation


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