The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

It's plain, if I may say so, gentlemen, that your respective companies have taken significant action from about the middle of the last decade, when this issue received a lot of prominence and was the subject of high profile criminal proceedings. But it's the position that the Inquiry has heard evidence that these security vulnerabilities were known about in general terms and publicised long before that, not least through the publicity generated in the media by Mr Nott, and his story was picked up in a number of places.

So I'd like to ask each of you in turn, and I'll start with Mr Blendis, why the industry didn't react more quickly than it has.

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