Sunday, November 6, 2011

"Anyone who feels they were hacked, please raise your hand."

News Corporation has begun a voluntary program that allows people who believe they have been the victims of phone hacking to apply online for compensation.

A statement issued Friday by the company’s British publishing unit, News International, urged possible victims to take advantage of the settlement plan, calling it a “speedy, cost-effective alternative to litigation.” Charles Gray, a former High Court judge and arbitration specialist, will assess the applications and serve as an independent adjudicator, News International said. There is no limit on how much the company might have to pay. (more)