This report concentrates on the issue of whether witnesses have previously misled a select committee of the House of Commons over the extent and knowledge of phone-hacking. The Committee concludes that several individuals misled the Committee in 2009 and more recently, and that the News of the World and News International corporately misled the Committee about the true nature and extent of the internal investigations they carried out into phone-hacking, made statements that were not fully truthful, and withheld documents. The companies' directors - including Rupert Murdoch and James Murdoch - should be prepared to take responsibility for these failings. The Committee reports its findings for the House of Commons to decide whether a contempt has been committed and, if so, what punishment should be imposed.Given the timing of my response, just over two minutes after Mr Myler had sent his email to me, and the fact that I typically received emails on my Blackberry on ... Instead, having agreed to meet the following Tuesday, I would have relied on the oral briefing on 10 June 2008 that I have ... Hardware has also been changed and technological corruptions of the data base have resulted in some data being lost on ... We, Pwc and Stroz have worked hard to identify and restore this lost data.
|Title||:||News International and Phone-Hacking|
|Author||:||Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Culture, Media and Sport Committee|
|Publisher||:||The Stationery Office - 2012-04-27|