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We are currently advising a UK media group in respect of Operation Elveden, the Metropolitan Police investigation into allegedly inappropriate payments to public officials, in relation to an on-going criminal investigation of a member of staff.
Upon our advice, the company entered into a memorandum of understanding which would govern the disclosure of information by the company to the police. Under the auspices of this agreement, we have conducted a series of discrete investigations with the purpose of identifying material potentially relevant to the police inquiry. We have also assisted the company in providing witness statements from key members of staff.
In advising the company in its dealings with the police, we have ensured that it has co-operated with the investigation while respecting journalists’ privilege and the company’s data protection obligations.
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