Archives for June 2011

Privacy Commission Day 6, Witness 1: Avril Sanders Royle

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George South | 16:50 UK time, Thursday, 30 June 2011


Speaking to the PM Privacy Commission today is Avril Sanders Royle, whose stepson Julian was murdered in May 2000 shortly before his 21st birthday.

Full audio and transcript here

Hugh's latest photos

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Eddie Mair | 11:57 UK time, Thursday, 30 June 2011

Hugh has been to Herat city, "one of the districts of Afghanistan where security is due to be handed over next month from ISAF to the Afghan army and police. Herat city only - not Herat province, which is still unstable and dangerous."

Herat airport

Herat airport

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Hugh Sykes in Kabul

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George South | 17:27 UK time, Monday, 27 June 2011


Hugh has a series of reports for us from Pakistan and Afghanistan this week. Here are some of the people and places in his first report, from Kabul:



Izatullah

Izatullah at his iced cherry juice stand. A few days ago, he heard an explosion nearby, and shooting. He ran for cover. It was a suicide bomb attack on a police station in Mandawi wholesale market. Nine people died.


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Privacy Commission Day 5, Witness 2: John Mullin

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George South | 13:59 UK time, Monday, 27 June 2011

John Mullin

John Mullin, editor of the Independent on Sunday, gives evidence to the PM privacy commission.

Full audio and transcript here

Privacy Commission Day 5, Witness 1: Andy Trotter

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George South | 12:59 UK time, Monday, 27 June 2011

Andy Trotter

The Privacy Commission hears from Chief Constable Andy Trotter, who chairs ACPO's Media Advisory Group.

Full audio and transcript here

Privacy Commission Day 5, Witness 4: Louise Mensch

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George South | 17:00 UK time, Friday, 24 June 2011

Louise Mensch

On today's PM, the Privacy Commission hears from Conservative MP Louise Mensch (nee Bagshawe).

Full audio and transcript here

Privacy Commission Day 5, Witness 3: Christopher Graham

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George South | 17:00 UK time, Friday, 24 June 2011

Christopher Graham

Giving evidence to the PM Privacy Commission on today's programme is the Information Commissioner Christopher Graham.

Full audio and transcript here

Privacy Commission Day 5, Witness 2: John Kampfner

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George South | 17:23 UK time, Thursday, 23 June 2011

John Kampfner

The Chief Executive of Index on Censorship John Kampfner speaks to the PM Privacy Commission.

Full audio and transcript here

Privacy Commission Day 5, Witness 1: Marcus Partington

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George South | 16:23 UK time, Thursday, 23 June 2011



Marcus Partington


Giving evidence to the PM Privacy Commission today is Marcus Partington, group legal director at Trinity Mirror and chair of the Media Lawyers Association.

Full audio and transcript here

Privacy Commission Day 4, Witness 3: Max Clifford

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George South | 17:00 UK time, Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Max Clifford

PR consultant Max Clifford gives evidence to PM's Privacy Commission.

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Privacy Commission Day 4, Witness 2: Helen Wood

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George South | 16:49 UK time, Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Helen Wood

 

Giving evidence on PM today is the former escort Helen Wood, who has been involved in two recent privacy injunctions, including one that is currently active.

Full audio and transcript here

Privacy Commission Day 4, Witness 1: Alan Rusbridger

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George South | 08:07 UK time, Wednesday, 22 June 2011



Alan Rusbridger

The Guardian's editor Alan Rusbridger gives evidence to PM's Privacy Commission.

Full audio and transcript here

Privacy Commission Day 3, Witness 1: Sir Charles Gray

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George South | 17:00 UK time, Monday, 20 June 2011



Sir Charles Gray

Giving evidence to the Privacy Commission on today's PM is Sir Charles Gray, QC, who as a barrister and formerly as a judge, has been involved in numerous cases relating to confidentiality and the media.

Full audio and transcript here

Privacy Commission Day 3, Witness 2: Hugh Grant

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George South | 17:25 UK time, Thursday, 16 June 2011

Hugh Grant

In today's programme, Hugh Grant gives evidence to PM's Privacy Commission.

Full audio and transcript here.

Privacy Commission Day 2, Witness 2: Stephen Abell

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George South | 18:38 UK time, Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Stephen Abell

The Director of the Press Complaints Commission, Stephen Abell, gives evidence to the PM Privacy Commission.

Full audio available here, transcript to follow.

Privacy Commission Day 2, Witness 1: Max Mosley

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George South | 18:30 UK time, Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Max Mosley

The PM Privacy Commission hears from Max Mosley, who won a legal action against the News of the World for a breach of privacy, and unsuccessfully brought a case against the UK's privacy laws in the European Court of Human Rights.

Full audio and transcript here.

Privacy Commission Day 1, Witness 2: Zac Goldsmith MP

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George South | 17:00 UK time, Tuesday, 14 June 2011



Zac Goldsmith

The PM Privacy Commission spoke to Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith on Monday June 13, 2011. Mr Goldsmith was granted a super-injunction in 2008 after private e-mails were hacked and passed to newspapers.

Full audio and transcript here.

Privacy Commission Day 1, Witness 1: Hugh Tomlinson QC

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George South | 19:40 UK time, Monday, 13 June 2011

Hugh Tomlinson


Giving evidence on Day 1 of the PM Privacy Commission is Hugh Tomlinson QC, who has acted in many of the most high-profile privacy cases of the past year


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commissioners

The PM Privacy Commission: Baroness Liddell, Sir Michael Lyons (Chair) and Lord Faulks QC, with PM Editor Joanna Carr

Transcript to follow.

Sir Michael Lyons

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George South | 15:28 UK time, Tuesday, 7 June 2011


The Chair of PM's Privacy Commission, Sir Michael Lyons, talks to Eddie about his approach and what he hopes the Commission might accomplish.

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The Privacy Commission

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George South | 17:05 UK time, Monday, 6 June 2011

Where does the balance lie between an individual's right to privacy and the public's right to know? Recent rows about injunctions have highlighted questions about the competing priorities of the law, the use of social media, access to justice, and about the role of parliament and of judges in making the law. The PM Privacy Commission will consider these questions, with the help of our millions of listeners.

Sir Michael Lyons will chair the PM Privacy Commission -- he'll be joined by Lord Faulks and Baroness Liddell. They will take evidence from a series of witnesses (that you can help select) this month, and produce a report with recommendations. You can read more about the Commissioners here.

The draft terms of reference are now available on the PM blog, and listeners have a week to offer suggestions and alterations for the Commission to consider, as well as proposals for witnesses. Evidence sessions will begin in mid-June.

The full audio will be available here on the blog, and reports will appear each night on PM.

Terms of Reference

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George South | 17:01 UK time, Monday, 6 June 2011


Here are the draft terms of reference for the PM Privacy Commission. Listeners have until Monday 13th June to offer suggestions and alterations (by email or in the comments), as well as proposals for potential witnesses.

  1. To determine the circumstances and extent to which an individual's private life should be open to public scrutiny.
  2. To establish whether there is public confidence in the current practices of the media with respect to the privacy of individuals and the extent to which new communications media represents a special challenge.
  3. To assess the extent to which current legal measures restricting media reports are seen to be proportionate and have public confidence.
  4. To consider if current regulatory regimes are seen to have sufficient powers to ensure good practice in media reporting.
  5. To receive evidence from interested parties.
  6. To recommend measures which may increase public confidence in media reporting in the UK and the protection of individual's privacy.

The Commissioners

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George South | 17:00 UK time, Monday, 6 June 2011

CHAIR


Michael Lyons

Sir Michael Lyons was Chairman of the BBC Trust 2007-2011. Previously a director of Central Independent Television and Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council, he also led the Lyons Review into public sector relocation and the Lyons Inquiry into local government efficiency.

Hear an interview with Sir Michael Lyons on his approach to the Commission.

 

 

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Baroness Liddell

 

Baroness Liddell was Secretary of State for Scotland 2001-2003, and British High Commissioner to Australia 2005-2009. A Labour MP 1994-2005, she was also Economic Secretary to the Treasury and a minister at the Department of Trade and Industry. She was Personnel and Public Affairs director for the Daily Record and Sunday Mail 1988-92, and was a member of the inquiry chaired by Lord Philip into the RAF Chinook helicopter crash on the Mull of Kintyre in 1994.

 

 

 

Lord Faulkes

 

Lord Faulks has practised as a barrister in London since 1973. His practice, which is largely in the Appeal Court and the Supreme Court, includes cases of professional negligence, clinical negligence, personal injury, education, police claims and claims arising from the Human Rights Act. He took silk in 1996 and was for ten years head of chambers at 1, Chancery Lane. He became a Conservative peer in July 2010 and is Chairman of Research for the Society of Conservative Lawyers.

 

The PM Privacy Commission.

Eddie Mair | 12:15 UK time, Monday, 6 June 2011

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