Big data in the UK is a criminal snakepit servicing the elites
Some of Britain’s most respected [speak for yourself!] industries routinely employ criminals to hack, blag [??] and steal personal information on business rivals and members of the public, according to a secret report leaked to The Independent.
The Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) knew six years ago that law firms, telecoms giants and insurance were hiring private investigators to break the law and further their commercial interests, the report reveals, yet the agency did next to nothing to disrupt the unlawful trade.
It is understood that one of the key hackers mentioned in the confidential Soca report admitted that 80 per cent of his client list was taken up by law firms, wealthy individuals and insurance companies. Only 20 per cent was attributed to the media, which was investigated by the Leveson Inquiry after widespread public revulsion following the phone-hacking scandal.
Ha ha. It all goes by the 80/20 rule, doesn't it?
The reveal is 20% of the problem, and 80% is business as usual.
NOTE Sure makes you wonder about stuff like, oh, Elliott Spitzer. Or MacChrystal. Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. I mean, if you're foily enough to think our elites would stoop to Brit level.