Q133 Rosemary McKenna: Can we move to the things that are not covered by the Data Protection Act and the other methods that are used by journalists? For example, you seem to think that all public figures are fair game and that it is okay to rifle through the refuse outside people's homes, and to employ people to trawl through their backgrounds going back 20 or 30 years, paying for information which is of no public interest at all.
Mr Eugene Duffy: First, we do not go through people's bins. We have never found much material there worth publishing!
The full evidence can be found HERE.
The Sunday Mirror reported:
The Sunday Mirror said it had found paper, plastic and food thrown out in
the general rubbish at Cameron's west London home, along with sacks of
non-biodegradable nappies. The newspaper said Cameron was failing to live up to
his campaign to persuade people to make green choices. Cameron's spokesman said
the paper's actions were "pretty sick". He said Cameron's family did recycle its
waste and used biodegradable nappies where possible. But biodegradable nappies
were not available for Cameron's oldest child, Ivan, who is disabled. "We need
to have a good debate on the environment in this country and I think it is
devalued by silly stories in the papers rummaging through bins," the spokesman