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Not all data theft is illegal, so here's how to protect yourself

Whether the trial of Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson reveals that they were involved in phone hacking or not, the recent public scrutiny of the press has highlighted the amount of detailed information to which a talented journalist has access without resorting to illegal practices. Many journalists are assisted by careless oversights by those whose information is sought.

There are a number of simple steps that high profile individuals (and for these purposes, the media typically view high net worth individuals as high profile) can, and should, take to keep personal confidential information private.

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