Monday, 28 July 2014

Hacking news

A couple of unrelated bits of hacking news.

1. Yesterday the Indy reported that the cops are still looking at taking a corporate charge against News UK. An important thing to remember here is that if they do this using section 79 of RIPA the executives in the firing line don't need to have known about hacking, they can be found negligent.

2. Trinity Mirror reported today that it set aside £4m for dealing with and resolving civil claims relating to phone hacking. But they say that it's not possible yet to quantify other potential financial risks relating to hacking:
It remains uncertain as to how these matters will progress, whether further allegations or claims will be made, and their financial impact. Due to this uncertainty a contingent liability has been highlighted in note 18.

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