Submitted in response to written requests from the Inquiry, usually providing lists of questions to be answered. In most cases these formed the basis of questioning in public sessions, but in some cases they were read into the record (or taken as read) and the witness did not appear in person.
Given by witnesses invited by the Inquiry, normally after they have made written statements. These sessions could be viewed live online and sometimes on television news services, and the video recordings are part of the archive. The statements were usually released to the public after the public sessions.
British multinational banking and financial-services holding company. Andy Pickford, Head of Regional Fraud Risk Europe, answered questions from the Inquiry on whether senior staff at the bank had been "blagged" for information. He gave evidence that he was not aware of any breaches of confidentiality, or failures in standards of protection of customer data.
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and services. A technical question concerning browsers was asked of the company to which Ronald Zink of Microsoft replied.
British multinational founded by entrepreneurs Sir Richard Branson and Nik Powell. Among other businesses, it operates the airline Virgin Atlantic. Virgin was asked to give evidence relating to a story in The Guardian on 5 April 2012 that in 2010 a Virgin Atlantic employee had leaked confidential information about a number of celebrities to the agency Big Pictures.
British multinational telecommunications company, with headquarters in London. Told the Inquiry of being approached by the Metropolitan Police Service in 2006 and informed that unauthorised individuals had gained access to the voicemail boxes of its customers. Gave evidence on the security measures that had been taken to improve security since.