News of the World Introduces ‘Spying’ as New Business Practice

Murdoch’s tabloid paper News of the World paid a former police officer and crimes investigator to spy on Prince William in 2006.

And Murdoch’s company not only targeted celebrities; family members, like parents of actor Daniel Radcliffe, were spied on as well.

There is growing concern that companies are passing a line when it comes to the collecting of personal information. Business leaders and the public are paying close attention to the consequences News of the World will receive. What the newspaper did was not illegal, and if punishment for the actions are weak, it’s likely more companies will add ‘spying’ to their list of business practices.