Topic: Duchess of Sussex: Private investigator unlawfully accessed private in
Duchess of Sussex: Private investigator unlawfully accessed private in
A US private SLOTXO คาสิโนออนไลน์ ที่เล่นแล้วได้เงินจริง! investigator has told BBC News he was paid by the Sun newspaper to obtain personal information about the Duchess of Sussex in the early days of her relationship with Prince Harry.
But Daniel Hanks says he unlawfully accessed detailed information including Meghan's social security number.
The Sun's publisher said it requested legitimate research and instructed Mr Hanks he must act lawfully.
Meghan and Harry said it was a "moment of reflection" for the media industry.
BBC News has seen the so-called "comprehensive report on Meghan and her family" which the investigator, also known as Danno Hanks, passed to the Sun.
It included her phone number, addresses and social security number as well as information on her family members. His report also included information on her ex-husband and a former boyfriend.
In the US, licensed private investigators are allowed full access to databases of personal information for some permitted reasons such as court reports. But accessing this additional level of detail for journalistic purposes is unlawful.
Mr Hanks said: "Pretty much everything I found out they could find out themselves using legal means - with the exception of the social security numbers.
"When you have that information… it's the key to the kingdom."