Scotland Yard Wants to Force 'Guardian' to Reveal Sources in Hacking Scandal

Move provokes outrage from paper, supporters


In what the Guardian is calling an “unprecedented legal attack on journalists' sources,” Scotland Yard is seeking to use the Official Secrets Act to force the newspaper's reporters to disclose their confidential sources for articles related to the News of the World phone-hacking scandal

Scotland Yard is claiming that the act, which is usually applied in cases of suspected espionage, could have been breached in July when the newspaper’s reporters Nick Davies and Amelia Hill revealed that murder victim Milly Dowler’s phone had been hacked by the News of the World.

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