Scathing UK Report Calls For Independent Press Watchdog

Law360, New York (November 29, 2012, 1:37 PM EST) -- A British judge on Thursday called for the creation of an independent press watchdog that would be capable of levying fines of up to $1.6 million, in response to an inquiry commissioned in the wake of the News Corp. hacking scandal.

In a scathing, nearly 2,000-page report that is the culmination of a year-long investigation, Lord Justice Brian Leveson described the need to rein in the “outrageous” offenses of a British press engaged in a “race to the bottom” and called for a new body that...
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