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UK Wiretapping Case Leads to Calls for Stronger Privacy Laws

Revelations of a sustained bugging campaign targeting two government ministers, a newspaper editor, an England footballer and a string of celebrities prompted calls yesterday for tougher sentences for the buying and selling of confidential personal data. The government's information commissioner spoke out after Clive Goodman, the News of the World's royal editor, admitted at the Old Bailey yesterday to tapping into mobile phones belonging to aides of the Prince of Wales and his son, Prince William, over a 20 month period.

Bugging case leads to calls for tougher privacy laws, Guardian, November 30, 2006.