The News of the World is in a bit of a spin – along with the raft of celebrities/sports stars who allegedly had their mobile phone voicemails hacked.
I didn’t think I’d ever use the words ‘celebrity’ and and ‘Computer Misuse Act’ in one line … but you never know eh!
So, News of the World, you could be guilty if you:
– you caused a computer to perform any function with intent to secure access to any program or data held in any computer (like listening to messages stored electronically, which they are)
– your access unauthorised (seems a slam dunk that one) and
– you knew at the time when you made the computer play you the message that this was the case
Hope you got a good lawyer!