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Graham: Leveson Proposals Would Hamper Investigative Journalism

PRIVACY LAW—UK

January 8, 2013

In an official response to Lord Justice Brian Leveson’s proposals for tougher data protection laws, UK Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has warned of a “chilling effect” on investigative journalism, The Guardian reports. The proposals would make the Information Commissioner’s Office a regulator of the mainstream press, Graham warned. “The significance of the proposed changes should not be underestimated,” he said, adding that the proposal will need “very careful consideration…and is ultimately a matter for Parliament.”
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