|Image from ITV News|
March 28th 2012:
ITV News - Operation 'Motorman' investigation:-
- The Motorman Files: How ITV News Came to Its Conclusions
- Breakdown of Potentially Illegal Payments by National Newspapers
- General Page from ITV News on Operation Motorman (including interview with Alec Owens)
- Statement on ITV News's Story About Newspapers and Operation Motorman - Full Fact
- Response to Our Investigation Into Operation Motorman - ITV News
- Steve Whittamore's Lucrative Network of Private Information - Guardian
- Charlotte Church Article in People Could be Defamatory, Judge Rules - Guardian
- Australian Minister Wants News Corp Hacking Claims Investigated - Guardian
- Daily Mail Made 1 728 Potentially Illegal Requests to Private Detective - Guardian
- Newspapers' Demands for Information From Steve Whittamore - Guardian
- The Missing link? Phone-hacking and the Motorman Files - Hacking Inquiry - Hacked Off
- Investigator Was Paid £1m to Snoop For Fleet Street - Independent
- Data Request Investigation Points Finger at UK Newspapers - Reuters
- Leveson Must Publish the Motorman Files in the Public Interest - Roy Greenslade - Guardian
- Zelo Street: Motorman, Perjury and Dacre
- Midnight: - Operation Motorman Blue Book Published by Paul Staines (GuidoFawkes Blog)
- A Reminder of Lord Justice Leveson's Ruling on These Files Being Made Public
- Hacked Off Statement Regarding Publication of Motorman Blue Book - Hacking Inquiry - Hacked Off
- Hacked Off: Motorman Data leaks Are 'Inevitable' - Journalism.co.uk
@JoshHalliday - 10:25 a.m. Twitter:
@GuidoFawkes #Motorman: "We strongly condemn the irresponsible publication" and describes it as "apparent breach" of DPA
10:34 :- ICO: Publication of
#Motorman files in this way "is a serious violation of many people’s privacy and raises more questions than it answers"
- ICO Statement on Operation Motorman
- Guido Condemned Over 'Irresponsible' Motorman Files - Press Gazette
- Operation Motorman: Guido Fawkes Under Fire Over Publication of Files - Guardian
- Cameron, Blair and Brown to Appear at Leveson Inquiry, Reports Say - Journalism.co.uk
- BBC Radio 4 Programmes - World at One with Information Commissioner and Hacked Off Member Martin Moore about 15 mins in, discussing last night's release of Motorman 'Blue Book'
- The Motorman Files: Guidance for Readers - Hacking Inquiry - Hacked Off
- Key to explain abbreviations in Motorman Files:
Breaking the code: Investigators at work
The 'Blue Book' details more than 1,000 transactions between the private investigator Steve Whittamore and News International publications. Each entry details the person making the request, the paper they work for, and the service requested. Here we explain some of the abbreviations and terms of reference and assess their legality:
CCJ Running a credit check, or seeing if a person has a county court judgment against them. Illegal? No, used by credit firms.
Company Search Finding details of firms and their directors. Illegal? No.
Conv Finding out to whom a telephone number is registered. Illegal? Yes.
CRO Criminal records check. Illegal? Yes.
Dir Running a search on company directors. Illegal? No.
Endorsements Checking points on a driving licence. Illegal? Yes. F+F Identifying names of Friends and Family phone numbers. Illegal? Yes: requires giving false information.
HPI Running a hire purchase check on a car to establish ownership. Illegal? No.
Mob Conv Finding out to whom a mobile phone number is registered. Illegal? Yes.
T/P Obtaining details of phone bills. Illegal? Yes: requires giving false information.
Veh Reg Establishing ownership of a vehicle from its number plate. Illegal? Yes.
XD Obtaining an ex-directory number. Illegal? Yes.
- ICO Denies Seeking to Publish Operation Motorman Files - Journalism.co.uk
- John Yates Accuses Virgin of Leaking His Flight Data - Guardian
- Wolfman Gets Savaged By Champneys Boss - Guardian
- Yates' Virgin Air Miles Claim Rubbished by MoS - Press Gazette
- The Future of Open Journalism: How Journalists Need to Step up Their Game - Online Journalism Blog
- Phone-hacking Scandal Comes to the US - The Daily Beast
- News International Braced as Lawyer Brings Phone-hacking Scandal to the US - Guardian
- Operation Rubicon: Cop Arrested - Charles Lavery Blog
- BBC Podcasts - the Media Show - Guido Fawkes on Motorman
|Paul Staines - image from Guardian|
- Guido Fawkes Blogger Summoned By ICO Over Motorman Leak - Guardian
- Consumed by Scandal - FT.com
- Zelo Street - Murdoch Is Served (71)