News: The trade in personal data – a new study of police disclosure of personal information

24 07 2011

One important aspect the phone hacking saga is concerns the unlawful trade in private information.  In May 2006 the Information Commissioner published the report “What price privacy?” revealed “evidence of systematic breaches in personal privacy that amount to an unlawful trade in confidential personal information“.  This identified 3,522 occasions when 305 journalists requested information that the commission believed was likely to have been obtained illegally. Read the rest of this entry »