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Leveson Proposals May Hike Fines For Data Disclosure

Changes to two existing laws recommended by Lord Justice Leveson's report could have far-reaching consequences for the way newspaper investigations handle information and protect their sources. In his proposals, the inquiry chairman suggests significant alterations to both the 1998 Data Protection Act and the 1984 Police and Criminal Evidence Act (Pace). One could make journalists liable to prison sentences, the other might require sources to sign written agreements.

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