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Complainant Name:
Miss Tracey Makin

Clauses Noted: 3, 4

Publication: Sunday Life


Miss Tracey Makin complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published a story about her 1998 lottery win against her expressed wishes and in breach of Clauses 3 (Privacy) and 4 (Harassment) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The complainant expressed concern about the conduct of the newspaper's reporter and the publication of photographs taken from her private Facebook profile.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the deletion of the photographs from the newspaper's image database and passed on the newspaper's assurance that it would not republish or circulate the images.

Date Published: 06/12/2013

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