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Complainant Name:
A woman

Clauses Noted: 3

Publication: Sunday Life


A woman complained to the Press Complaints Commission under Clause 3 (Privacy) that an article on the prevalence of prostitution in rural areas of Northern Ireland had identified her location, despite the newspaper having previously (and as a result of a PCC complaint) undertaken that - owing to her specific security concerns - it would seek not to reveal her location.


The matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated an enhanced assurance for the complainant, which involved the placing of a record on the newspaper's internal system and an email being circulated to all staff, that it would take extreme care to ensure the complainant's location was not identified in any future articles on a similar subject matter.

Date Published: 12/04/2012

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