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Complainant Name:
Dr Kate Stone

Clauses Noted: 3, 12

Publication: Daily Mirror

Complaint:

Dr Kate Stone complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had breached the terms of Clause 12 (Discrimination) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The complainant considered that the references to her transgender status in the articles were irrelevant to the story, in breach of Clause 12 (ii) of the Code. She also considered the reference to her former name intruded into her private life in breach of Clause 3 (Privacy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the removal of the references to the complainant's transgender status from the online articles, as the newspaper acknowledged that her gender status had not been relevant to the story. In light of the above, the newspaper also acknowledged that in these circumstances disclosure of the complainant's previous name without her consent was an unjustified intrusion into her private life.

Date Published: 09/05/2014



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