Private eyes convicted over 'blagging' data
Two private investigators who tricked GP surgeries and utility firms into revealing people's private details have been convicted of breaking data laws.
Barry Spencer, 41, and Adrian Stanton, 40, were found guilty of conspiring to unlawfully obtain personal data at Isleworth Crown Court, west London.
In some cases they phoned hospitals or GP surgeries, pretending to be NHS staff checking on patient records.
In one of the calls, the ''blagger'' said the account was in his girlfriend's name, but she was busy at work.
20 Nov 2013