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Complainant Name:
A woman

Clauses Noted: 3, 5

Publication: The Daily Telegraph

Complaint:

A woman complained that an article which reported on a shooting incident in Jordan in which she was wounded had named her without consent, thereby intruding into her privacy at a time of shock in breach of Clauses 3 (Privacy) and 5 (Intrusion into grief or shock) of the Code.

Resolution:

The newspaper said that – while it was clear that the complainant had been involved in a shocking experience – the brief reference to her was not improper nor an intrusion into her privacy. The complainant was extremely disappointed with the newspaper’s response which, in her view, failed to acknowledge the distress suffered or accept any responsibility. The complainant did not consider that she was in a position to pursue the matter but wished for a summary of her concerns to appear on the PCC website.

Report: 74



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