The Committee's Report on Unauthorised tapping into or hacking of mobile communications ( PDF 382 KB) was published on 20 July 2011 as the Thirteenth Report of Session 2010-12, HC 907.
The Government's Response (Cm 8182) was published in September 2011.
Follow-up oral evidence
Tuesday 4 September 2012
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers, QPM, Metropolitan Police
Terms of Reference
The Committee issued the following terms of reference on 7 September 2010:
- The definition of the offences relating to unauthorised tapping or hacking in the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, and the ease of prosecuting such offences; and
- The police response to such offences, especially the treatment of those whose communications have been intercepted; and
- What the police are doing to control such offences
Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chair of the Committee, said:
“The evidence of Assistant Commissioner John Yates today raised a number questions of importance about the law on phone hacking, the way the police deal with such breaches of the law and the manner in which victims are informed of those breaches. I hope that this inquiry will clarify all these important areas."