The Times provides yet another illustration of the thriving market in personal data:
Rates that the private investigators were charging their clients for their illegal services:
Itemised telephone billing £750 per month
Personal banking information approx £2,000
Hacking into a target’s computer £5,000 per address
Monitoring a target’s telephone calls £3,000
Obtaining a target’s confidential medical records £350-£500 per person
For more details of what it costs to blag into someone’s private life, see our last blog on the subject.