Leveson has made only limited progress in ensuring victims of the press are protected and that they can easily seek redress for wrongdoing when it occurs, says Steven Heffer
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In April 2011 the News of the World (NOTW) admitted being responsible for intercepting the voicemails of many individuals using the services of a private investigator, Glenn Mulcaire, before his arrest in 2006. There had already been some civil actions seeking damages for misuse of private information and many more were to follow. The newspaper was shut down in July 2011.