Record Escapes Censure Over Rowling Complaint

The Daily Record, along with two other newspapers, has escaped censure, following a complaint from novelist, JK Rowling. The author of the Harry Potter series had claimed to the Press Complaints Commission that her privacy had been breached following an article about her purchasing a new property.

The Daily Record was joined by the Daily Mirror and Mail on Sunday in the complaint, but the PCC rejected it.

The PCC has previously said that identifying the whereabouts of the homes of high-profile people – who may attract stalkers or unwanted attention from obsessed fans – may breach its code of conduct. Indeed, three years ago, it upheld a complaint from Rowling after the Daily Mirror published sufficient information to identify the address of her London home.

But on this occasion, the Commission was of the view that the information revealed in the articles was not precise enough to be identifying.

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