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Labour MP felt 'very uneasy' after Sun phone hacking

Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh has given her reaction to accepting "very substantial" damages and a public apology from The Sun after her stolen mobile phone was accessed by the newspaper.

I'm in public life and I don't have a hang-up about my own privacy, but my family and constituents who had contacted me and given personal views were subjected to people seeing it. That made me feel very uneasy.

As an MP, people tell me all sorts of things, people give their personal information and they believe that you will do the right thing with it. That wasn't for anyone's eyes.

I was a government whip, I had lots of phone numbers and had then exposed all those people to having their privacy invaded, and that troubled me.

– Siobhain McDonagh

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Labour MP calls for The Sun editor Mohan to be sacked

by - Former UK Editor

Labour MP Chris Bryant has called for The Sun editor Dominic Mohan to be sacked after the newspaper admitted accessing information from the stolen phone of his party colleague Siobhain McDonagh.

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@graemeburton on his watch the sun accessed info from an mp 's stolen phone!

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The Sun admits 'serious misuse' of MP's phone info

by - Former UK Editor
The court heard information was accessed on the MP's phone after it was stolen from her car in October 2010. Credit: Katie Collins/PA

In paying Siobhain McDonagh very substantial damages, The Sun accepted information on her stolen mobile phone should not have been accessed and used.

A QC told the High Court on behalf of the newspaper it was a serious misuse of private information.

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Well-known names to settle phone hacking damages

A number of high profile phone-hacking cases are to be settled at the High Court today.

It is the latest in a series of case management conferences, ahead of a hearing in June.

At that time, compensation will be assessed in any outstanding claims for the second wave of the litigation.

Sienna Miller was the first to publicly settle her privacy and harassment claim Credit: /Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Agreed statements of around 15 claimants could be read out to Mr Justice Vos today, with an estimated 160 claims on the register, and more coming forward.

Actress Sienna Miller was the first to publicly settle her privacy and harassment claim, for £100,000, in June 2011, with her ex Jude Law receiving the highest pay out so far, with compensation of £130,000.

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Former terrorism officer's home searched by police

The arrest of the terrorism officer is the 27th under Operation Elveden and comes after information was provided to police by News Corporation's management standards committee (MSC).

The officer, from Surrey, worked as part of the Specialist Operations command, which has a host of security responsibilities, from providing armed protection services for ministers and the Royal Family to counter-terrorism intelligence gathering, before his retirement.

A force statement said:

The 57-year-old man was arrested at his home address.

He previously served in the MPS Specialist Operations command, based in central London, and retired several years ago.

He is currently being questioned at a south west London police station and his home address is being searched.

Investigation launched into anti-terrorist hotline hacking

Highly-sensitive telephone conversations on Scotland Yard's anti-terrorist hotline have been recorded by hackers.

The force said it launched an investigation today after being made aware that the phone calls might have been breached.

A force statement said: "We are aware of an issue whereby telephone conversations relating to the anti-terror hotline were recorded.

"Officers are currently looking into the matter and appropriate action will be taken."

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