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It's a bit of theoretical argument.

May I turn to the issue of public interest on the right-hand column. I think what you're arguing for there is a public interest defence which applies to all laws that affect information-gathering, and I suppose that would also cover logically the laws which relate to phone hacking, which are laid out in the Regulatory Investigatory Powers Act 2000. Have I correctly understood where you're coming from?

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