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Public interest defence 'a grey area'

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The House of Lords Communications Committee's report into investigative journalism concludes that the definition of what is in the public interest should remain fluid, but that the industry should ensure they have audit trails detailing how and why they decided breaking the law was in the public interest.

City University's George Brock, a former managing editor at The Times, and information campaigner Heather Brooke debate who should define what is public interest.


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