Behind the Royal Family and 'News of the World' Hacking Scandal

Monday, September 06, 2010

A case involving the royal family and one of England's biggest tabloids, News of the World, has resurfaced. In 2005, two newspaper employees were charged with hacking into voicemails, but Scotland Yard didn't pursue the case any further. However, new reports reveal that there may have been a culture of hacking at the paper.

There have been persistsant allegations that the hacking has targeted more than just the royal family as senior politicians and others in the world of arts and entertainment may have also had their phones hacked. BBC political correspondent, Rob Watson reports on the scandal.

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Robert Watson

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