On the 9th of this Month the Leveson Inquiry announced that it would no longer be taking onboard any more evidence. which caused a frenzy in the local media. It was also announced that we would recieve ten days notice of publication at some point close in the future, and so we all sit, drumming fingers, waiting for things to occur.
In the meanwhile the tabloid press has come out all guns blazing, trying to get regulation put off, culminating in a twelve page article of the most Bizzare nature in the Daily Mail. A piece of ranting conspiracy theory madness that if you found it on a website you would think dripped from the keyboard of a teenager with a tinfoil hat in his mothers basement.
(Im not going to provide a link, as the Mail is the Uk's equivalent of Fox News, so it's best not to provide them with the advertising clicks)
but here's a Guardian comment on the piece
have been worried about theDaily Mail's editor,Paul Dacre, for some time. After seeing today's issue of his paper, I really think it's time for the men in white coats to visit its Kensington offices as soon as possible.
Also today we recieved a final statement to the Leveson Inquiry from DAC Sue Akers, the senior police officer who has been in charge of the criminal investigations that resulted from the phone hacking cases, and the resultant look at police and newspaper corruption and a variety of other crimes.
The statement is available as a PDF here
and various newspapers have grabbed pieces from it to produce articles. The Telegraph focussing on the 142 cases of computer hacking mentioned
A Scotland Yard investigation into computer hacking and other forms of “data intrusion” is now looking into 142 separate allegations, theLeveson Inquiry has been told.
In her final written statement to the Inquiry, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers, who is leading the Yard’s inquiries into phone hacking, computer hacking and illegal payments, said 70 different “storage devices”, such as computer hard drives, were being searched for evidence.
DAC Akers said Operation Tuleta, the computer hacking investigation, will have finished examining the material by the end of January, when alleged victims will be told the results.
While the Guardian focuses on one individual case of computer hacking where a file has been passed to the CPS for a charging decision
As usual though the most in depth analysis comes from unnamed people on the internet
Scotland Yard has handed one file to the Crown Prosecution Service in relation to its investigations into alleged computer hacking by a journalist.
The CPS has been asked to consider whether to charge a journalist and one other individual in relation to allegations of perverting the course of justice and alleged offences under section one of the Computer Misuse Act, which makes it a criminal offence to have "unauthorised access to computer material".
The file sent to the CPS on 8 November is the first linked to the Operation Tuleta investigation being conducted by the Metropolitan police into suspected computer hacking and other alleged criminal breaches of privacy.
Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers (Retired) has now delivered her FOURTH - and final -witness statement to the Leveson Inquiry. Dated October 31st and 'taken as read', Akers' Hallowe'en missive updates Leveson, as promised, with current developments in the multiple MET investigations into phone and computer hacking, corruption of police and other public officials and so on. No doubt with some sense of relief, she reminds the Leveson InquiryThe piece that, that is probably most significant to people here is that Corporate crimes are on the list of things being considered. And if Erics diary of Wednesday is significant, then we may be seeing things being lined up transatlanticly ready for the legal wrecking ball to be applied to the corner of Newscorp towers.
However, on 31 October 2012 I will be retiring from the MPS and will be handing over responsibility for Operations Weeting, Elveden, Tuleta and all related investigations to DAC Stephen Kavanagh.In her 15 page statement, Akers has much to say of interest and includes (either explicitly or by omission) some developments in those intriguing 'related investigations' or 'sub-operations' are implied.