Ben Ashford is to be charged with possession of criminal property and unauthorised access to computer material, the Crown Prosecution Service said.
It is the first charge to be brought under Operation Tuleta, the Scotland Yard investigation run alongside inquiries into alleged phone hacking and corrupt payments to public officials.
Ashford will appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court on October 15.
A total of 21 arrests have been made under Tuleta, which is investigating criminal acts that intrude on individual privacy for journalistic purposes.
The inquiry includes offences not covered by Operation Weeting, which is looking at alleged phone hacking, or Operation Elveden, which is probing claims of corrupt payments to public officials.