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

As we said earlier, we're very mindful of Article 10 and the issues regarding public interest, and we work very closely with the CPS to look at every strand of our investigation and assess the public interest. Ultimately, it's not for me. It is first for the CPS and then for a judge to make the final assessment, but we are looking at public interest at the earlier stages as well as the later stages.

What I can indicate is that the vast majority of the disclosures that have been made have led to stories which I would describe as salacious gossip, rather than anything that could be remotely regarded as in the public interest, and they often involve a breach of trust by the public official and an invasion into the privacy of the subject of the newspaper article.

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