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Complainant Name:
Clare Hayes

Clauses Noted: 3

Publication: Daily Echo (Bournemouth)


Claire Hayes complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had approached her at home following her appearance in Bournemouth Magistrates' Court. She was concerned that despite having advised the journalist that she did not wish to comment on the hearing, a photograph of her was taken and subsequently published without consent.


The newspaper explained that the photograph had been taken when the complainant was visible to a photographer in a parked car on a public road and did not accept that its methods of obtaining the image - or, indeed, its publication - represented a breach of the Code. However, the newspaper was happy to address the complainant's concerns and the complaint was resolved when it arranged for the removal of the photograph from its website.

Date Published: 20/04/2011

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