Jan 082013
 
 January 8, 2013  Posted by  Non-U.S.

Josh Halliday reports:

Lord Justice Leveson’s proposals for tougher data protection laws could have a “chilling effect” on investigative journalism, the information commissioner has warned.

In his official response to Leveson’s report, Christopher Graham said there were “legitimate concerns” about the impact the recommendations could have on public interest journalism.

Graham also warned that Leveson’s proposals would move the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) closer to being a mainstream regulator of the press. He said: “The significance of the proposed changes should not be underestimated.”

Read more on The Guardian.

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