News Corp. Report Could Forge Tougher UK Data Watchdog

Law360, New York (December 5, 2012, 9:45 PM EST) -- The U.K.'s data protection regulator said Tuesday that it would reassess the ways that it enforces privacy laws in light of a recent report deconstructing the News Corp. hacking scandal, leading some experts to worry the relatively tame regulator is now poised to grab greater power to crack down on data collectors.

As part of a scathing, nearly 2,000-page report released Nov. 29 detailing the “outrageous” offenses of a British press engaged in a “race to the bottom,” Lord Justice Brian Leveson recommended several changes to...
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