Peacehaven private detective denies illegally obtaining confidential data

Court news.
Court news.

A private detective has denied illegally obtaining confidential data and selling it for cash.

Stephen Anderson, 53, allegedly scoured the medical records of two individuals without the consent of their GP practices while director of private investigators Crown Intelligence.

He procured information at the Robert Darbishire Practice in Rusholme, Manchester and the London Fields Medical Centre in Hackney between 6 June and 14 October 2011, it is said.

He also allegedly infiltrated data held by HSBC.

Anderson denied three charges of unlawfully obtaining data, two charges of unlawful disclosure of data and two charges of selling unlawfully obtained data.

Anderson, of Ambleside Avenue, Telecombe Cliffs, Peacehaven, was released on unconditional bail.

His trial, estimated to last for three to four days, is pencilled in for the week of January 11 next year.

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