Private Investigators

Internet And/Or Privacy?

Stephanie Allen | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Politics
Stephanie Allen

The relationship between internet and our privacy has seemed to dominate the news lately. Today, BBC News reported on the law firms found to have used private investigators convicted of illegally obtaining information. Along with these companies, financial services firms, insurance companies and celebrities were also identified as clients.

Watching the Detectives

Chris Atkins | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Chris Atkins

The phone hacking scandal has brought to public attention investigators selling intrusive information on celebrities. This in some ways has distracted from a much wider issue of the trading in the private and most personal information on us all.

Corrupt Police Officers 'Helped Organised Crime Delete Evidence'

PA | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK

Private investigators working for organised crime gangs have accessed and even deleted law enforcement intelligence records with the help of corrupt p...

Glenn Mulcaire Sues News International | Posted 18.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator jailed in 2007 for intercepting voice-mail messages left for model Elle Macpherson and m...

Tories 'Used Private Detectives To Check On Supporters' Backgrounds'

Daily Mirror | Posted 28.09.2011 | UK

The Conservatives hired private investigators to check out the personal lives of supporters they featured in an ad campaign during the general electio...

The PCC: When Sleeping Dogs Lie

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 07.09.2011 | UK Politics
Margaret Heffernan

Newspapers may be in decline but they're still big business. Under pressure, they've all been sucked into a race to the bottom