Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has set up a global compliance and ethics team led by its top in-house lawyer, as it deals with the fallout of the phone-hacking scandal that hit the company last year.

In a memo to staff, Mr Murdoch said Gerson Zweifach, News Corp's general counsel, will take on the role of chief compliance officer with responsibility for overseeing its global compliance and ethics program.

Lisa Fleischman, associate general counsel, will be deputy chief compliance officer.

Both will report to the company's board and the audit committee regarding the content and operation of the program.

Mr Murdoch said the company has initiated a review of anti-corruption controls in selected locations around the world.

"The purpose of this review is to test our current internal controls and identify ways in which we can enhance them," said Mr Murdoch in the memo.

"Let me emphasise that the review is not based on any suspicion of wrongdoing by any particular business unit or its personnel."

The company's business units will be organised into five compliance groups: LA Cable and Broadcast Group, LA Film and TV Production Group, the Europe and Asia Group, the Australia Group and the New York News and Information Group.

Mr Zweifach is not a long-time Murdoch employee. He joined News Corp in January after 29 years at White & Connolly as a litigator focused on securities and anti-trust cases.

The moves come 13 months after Murdoch's UK tabloid papers, The Sun and the now defunct News of the World, were found to have systematically been involved in hacking into the voice mails of a range of celebrities, politicians and even ordinary citizens, including a murdered school girl.

The hacking scandal has damaged Mr Murdoch's News Corp titles in Britain, and put Britain’s press under the spotlight of the Leveson Inquiry, a far-reaching investigation into media ethics.

It has also embarrassed senior politicians, including British Prime Minister David Cameron, over ties with the Australian-born businessman.

The scandal has led to more than 60 arrests, including dozens of current and former journalists, some of whom held senior positions at News International titles.

The $57bn media conglomerate also announced in June it would split into two publicly traded companies.