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Phone-hacking report: what is 'wilful blindness'? (1 May 2012) (United States)

guardian.co.uk

UK MPs, inquiring into the phone hacking scandal, have levelled accusations of "wilful blindness" at the Murdochs and directors of their news companies. This is a damning finding at a time when News Corporation is facing an investigation under the US Foreign and Corrupt Practices Act. The phrase mirrors the language of that Act. A corporate law expert says that the company may well suffer from its lack of corporate governance and its attitude to the investigations, as exposed by the report.

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