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Graham Closes News Publisher Investigation

DATA PROTECTION—UK

June 20, 2011

Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has ended an investigation into a newspaper publisher after being assured a train of e-mails were not sent to India, The Guardian reports. A News Group Newspapers senior executive had claimed archived e-mails involving a court case on telephone hacking were sent in a "botched transfer." Graham said the company has assured him the incident did not occur, though it has declined to answer investigative questions in detail because of a pending court case. Given that, and "a lack of firm evidence that the e-mails were actually lost or that any damage or distress has been caused...my investigation is closed," Graham said.
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