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The exposure of the scandalous behavior of the popular press in Britain in hacking into the telephones of people in the news caused such anger that the British prime minister set up a judicial inquiry into standards of behavior in the media.

Lord Justice Leveson was appointed to lead this inquiry, which heard evidence from politicians, newspaper proprietors and editors, policemen and lawyers, as well as members of the public whose privacy had been breached by press intrusion.

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