UK Nixes Press-Sponsored Regulation Proposal

Law360, New York (October 8, 2013, 2:39 PM EDT) -- The U.K.'s culture secretary said Tuesday the government has rejected a press-backed proposal for a regulator to oversee its actions, saying the plan lacked necessary independence from the industry.

Culture Secretary Maria Miller said while the proposal was missing some important components, a separate plan, drafted by politicians and Hacked Off, an advocacy group formed to focus public outrage over journalists' phone hacking, will be presented to Parliament on Oct. 30.

"We all agree that what's needed is a workable and effective system of press self-regulation,"...
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