European Data Protection Digest

ICO Says No to MP List of Rogue Detectives

DATA PROTECTION—UK

September 12, 2013

MP Keith Vaz has written to Information Commissioner Christopher Graham to confirm a list of insurance companies, lawyers and finance businesses that have employed the services of “rogue” private investigators will not be published pending the outcome of a "scoping exercise" by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), Express & Star reports. Graham had joined law enforcement in criticising a prior decision by MPs to publish the list, saying, “It's not clever to start a criminal investigation by publishing the names of everyone and everything you're investigating. That's why we've stated we're not publishing the list at this stage, and why I've written to Keith Vaz MP to urge similar patience on the part of his select committee.”
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