FIA president Max Mosley has called an Extraordinary General Assembly meeting of motor racing's governing body to discuss the fallout of the tabloid revelations into his private life.
On the back of a raft of calls for the FIA to take action over the matter, Mosley has asked the president of the FIA Senate to arrange the meeting for the earliest possible date.
In a statement issued by the FIA on Thursday, it said: "The full membership of the FIA will be invited to attend the meeting at which the widespread publicity following an apparently illegal invasion of the FIA President's privacy will be discussed.
"The FIA has noted that Mr Mosley is preparing legal proceedings against the newspaper in question.
"It is anticipated that the meeting will take place in Paris. It will be held on the earliest practicable date. No further comments will be made by the FIA regarding the matter at this stage."
The move by Mosley comes after Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Honda Racing and Toyota all issued statements expressing their unease at the stories of Mosley's private life that appeared in the News of the World last week.
Autosport.com understands Mosley has called the meeting because he wants to provide the FIA will total clarity of his position.
The Senate is formed of over 200 members so it is likely it will take some time before the meeting is arranged.
It is understood that Mosley is to issue another statement tomorrow.
Despite several calls for Mosley to resign, he indicated in a letter he wrote to FIA members earlier this week that he was fully committed to carrying on in his role.