August 18, 2006 | Suw Charman Anderson

'Blaggers' on Radio 5

Our very own Dr Ian Brown is going to be on BBC Radio 5Live, this Sunday 20 August. The Julian Worricker show will be running a feature on "blagging" personal information. Details are:

10:00 Worricker on Sunday Spend Sunday mornings with Julian Worricker. Three hours of award-winning investigation, breaking news, politics, and entertainment. Julian and guests will be reviewing all the top stories from the Sunday papers and looking forward to the week ahead. Have your say too - text 85058 [network rates apply]. Including the Five Live Report: Blaggers Just how safe are our personal details and files? A rape victim tells the Five Live Report of how her attacker - a convicted child rapist - hired a private detective to track her down. The private eye illegally obtained the victim's bank details, telephone and medical records after her evidence led to the rapist's conviction and a nine year sentence. Reporter Matthew Chapman examines dozens of cases where so called 'blaggers' put individuals at risk by illegally obtaining personal information for a living; and asks why are they receiving such small fines in the courts despite making in some cases over a million pounds a year.
Ian will be on air some time around or after 11am.