Former Times journalist Patrick Foster will not be tried over allegations that he hacked into the email account of the anonymous police blogger, NightJack.
Other journalists would be unwise to see this as a green light for email hacking.
Sky News journalist Gerard Tubb may have hacked into emails sent by “Canoe Man”, but he will escape prosecution.
Other journalists would be unwise, says Graham Cluley, to see this as a green light for email hacking.
Broadcaster Sky News has admitted that it authorised a journalist to hack email accounts on two separate occasions.
Accounts hacked included one belonging to the infamous “Canoe Man” who faked his own death and ran off to Panama.