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Complainant Name:
Mr Anthony Williams

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Stratford-upon-Avon Herald


Mr Anthony Williams complained to the Press Complaints Commission about an article which had incorporated comments he had made on a social network, and which was published without his consent.


The complaint was resolved after the PCC negotiated the publication of the following apology:

An article on Page 3 of the Midweek Herald of 1st of January about an elderly missing man in Alveston included comments made by local resident Anthony Williams on his Facebook page. The newspaper accepts that these comments were intended to be seen only by Mr Williams' Facebook friends and the inclusion of them in the article constituted a breach of his privacy and a breach of the Press Complaints Commission's code of practice. We sincerely apologise to Mr Williams for our mistake.

Date Published: 14/02/2013

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