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Watching the Detectives: Channel 4 Dispatches
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Recent revelations on the methods some newspapers used in hacking phones and accessing private data made worrying reading. Is it really this easy to probe people’s secrets?
concludes that yes, it’s shockingly easy, if you’re prepared to pay one of the many private investigators who pass on illegally obtained details for a fee. Anyone can become a private eye – it’s an unregulated industry – and as reporter Chris Atkins discovers, some are happy to sell access to health and criminal records, mobile phone bills and bank accounts. Blagging, bribery and technical know-how are all that are needed.
Investigation into the black market in personal data, an industry that sees private detectives selling access to the health and criminal records, mobile phone bills and bank accounts of members of the public. The documentary also reveals how supposedly secure databases are open to exploitation.
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