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ICO To ‘Fast-Track’ Motorman Notification

PRIVACY LAW—UK

February 7, 2012

Information Commissioner Christopher Graham said he would quicken operations to notify individuals whose names were among 4,000 found during a 2003 investigation into the trade of personal information by private investigators, BBC News reports. Operation Motorman revealed that a private investigator possessed the sensitive personal data and information logging requests by journalists to access the data, the report states. Graham said many of the names did not have corresponding addresses, making notification "a monumental task." Parliament has opened a probe into the private investigator industry after concerns were raised about press ethics during the Leveson inquiry. Graham will answer questions from the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee today.  
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