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Complainant Name:
A married couple

Clauses Noted: 6

Publication: Daily Mail


A married couple complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an article including Facebook comments attributed to their teenage son by name. They were concerned about potential intrusion into the child's privacy and his time at school in breach of Clause 6 (Children) of the Editors' Code of Practice.


The newspaper's position was that the controversial comments made by the complainants' son on social media websites existed in the public domain. However, in light of the concerns raised, the newspaper arranged for the removal of the child's name from the online article as a gesture of goodwill. The complaint was resolved on that basis.

Date Published: 17/09/2013

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