Not even tabloid journalism's most eager apologist could defend the illegal interception of voicemails left on the phones of a missing schoolgirl, the families of war heroes and as many as 4,000 celebrities, politicians and innocent bystanders caught in the cross-fire of everyday news.
Newspapers do not have to warn people that they are going to publish details about their private lives before going to press, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday, rejecting a complaint by former Formula 1 motor racing boss Max Mosley.
FIA president Max Mosley's pursuit of a second legal suit for violation of privacy in France over allegations about his sex life is much more likely to succeed than his case in England, a legal expert says.
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has written to motor sport officials to reject claims by Max Mosley about his intentions, and turned the knife by suggesting the FIA needs a "credible and respected president."
Motor sport boss Max Mosley needs a period of "dignified silence" before finding friends willing to help rebuild his image after claims about his role in a sado-masochistic orgy with five prostitutes, according to media experts.
Max Mosley, the embattled FIA president, has called an extraordinary meeting of motor sport's governing body to try to stem the furore over his alleged role in a sado-masochistic orgy with five prostitutes.
Legal experts say Max Mosley, the embattled FIA president, is unlikely to reap much financial gain from taking legal action against a UK newspaper that published revelations of his alleged role in a sado-masochistic orgy with five prostitutes.