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Mirror rapped over Rowling photo
JK Rowling
JK Rowling is one of the world's best-known writers.
The Mirror has been criticised by the press watchdog for publishing a photo of JK Rowling's home, potentially exposing her to "security problems".

The newspaper published a photo of her London home together with the name of the road on which it was located.

The Press Complaints Commission upheld a complaint by the Potter author's solicitors that the publication was in breach of the PCC privacy code.

Papers cannot give the exact location of a person's home without permission.

Two further complaints by Ms Rowling's solicitors were not upheld by the PCC.

The Mirror published photos and information about two other of the Harry Potter writer's homes in Scotland, in the same article.

But the watchdog said this specific information did not breach its code because it was not sufficient to identify the exact location of the other two homes.

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