Knowledge Identifier: !News_International_phone_hacking_scandal
Activity starting in 2005.
Countries: (46%), United Kingdom (40%), United States (10%)
Linked to: Culture, Media and Sport Committee, BSkyB, BBC, British Royal Family
In 2005 U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg wrote to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales after a small New Jersey marketing company called FLOORgraphics alleged that News America Marketing engaged in illegal computer espionage by breaking into password protected computer systems and obtaining confidential information
In 2006, a request under the Freedom of Information Act led to the publication of a report to Parliament called "What Price Privacy Now-"
In 2010, it was suggested that the journalistic approach of such newspapers at the "News of the World" had brought into public focus that there had been a shift away from the traditional ethics of journalism, raising serious questions about privacy, freedom of speech, and confidentiality
Rupert Murdoch - Coulson resigned his post in 2011 and was later arrested and questioned on allegations of further criminal activity at The "News of the World", specifically the News International phone hacking scandal
The Guardian - One notable scoop was the breaking of the News International phone hacking scandal in 2011, particularly with the revelation of the hacking of murdered teenager Milly Dowler's phone
Brian Leveson - It was announced on 13 July 2011 that Leveson would lead the public inquiry into issues of British press culture, practices and ethics raised by the News International phone hacking scandal
In January 2012 it was revealed that Surrey Police as well as other police forces knew soon after Dowler's death that News of the World staff had accessed her mobile phone messages, but did not take issue with this
Alexander Armstrong (comedian) - In January 2012, he played "David Bullingdon MP" in "Hacks", a television satire based on the News International phone hacking scandal