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

Well, it's an intrusion, firstly. They have no right to do that. It's appalling that it should happen. I had a large number of really quite sensitive business contacts that -- where it would be both embarrassing and potentially awful for my business if this information leaked out and it was traced back to me, and I felt that there was also an element that -- I mean, I've never worked for the News of the World, at that time I didn't know any News of the World journalists, but if they wanted to come and ask me something, then why was it that they routinely got someone to hack my phone instead of coming to me and asking?

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