(AP) News Corp. says its general counsel, Gerson Zweifach, has been designated the company's chief compliance officer, in charge of a review of its anti-corruption controls.
The review began last summer after disclosures that journalists working for the British tabloid News of the World hacked into voicemails. News Corp. later shut down the tabloid, and several top executives resigned.
Zweifach was hired in February. He and associate general counsel Lisa Fleischman are to head a compliance and ethics program and report regularly to the board of directors.
Rupert Murdoch, the company's chief executive and controlling shareholder, says the anti-corruption review "is not based on any suspicion of wrongdoing" but rather "a forward-looking review" meant to improve its ethics procedures.