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Nineteen rogue PI clients to be investigated

3 October 2013 Last updated at 22:47 BST

Nineteen companies are facing possible prosecution for using rogue private investigators to obtain the personal details of 125 people.

The Information Commissioner's Office will investigate whether they have breached the Data Protection Act, but says it cannot name the companies involved.

The BBC's Home Affairs Correspondent Tom Symonds reports.

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