Gordon Brown, former Labour Party leader and UK Prime Minister, may have been a target of the phone hacking by Rupert Murdoch’s News International for over 10 years. Journalists from the News of the World, recently closed down amidst a massive hacking scandal, used various tactics to access Brown’s voice mail, bank account, medical records and other personal information. It is not known yet which of these tactics—which included posing as Brown to get his information, and use of Glen Mulcaire, the paper’s specialist in phone hacking—were illegal and which merely “breached his privacy but not the law.” According to the Independent, Brown is expected to announce today that he was a target of the hackers, and comment on the issue.
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