Sun apologises for accessing MP’s stolen phone
The Sun newspaper has apologised in the High Court for accessing private information on a stolen mobile phone belonging to a Labour MP.
Police told Siobhain McDonagh her text messages had been accessed after her phone was stolen in October 2010.
The Sun, which has not admitted the theft of the phone itself, will pay the MP “very substantial damages”.
I presume the money in headlines like, “Sexy MP’s secret love-tryst!*” outweighs this kind of settlement. And that the forthcoming press regulation will do nothing to stop Murdoch’s minions.
* I totally made up that headline according to my memories of the TV series “Hot Metal”. I have no idea if the lady in question is human, like the rest of us.