COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish police say that two former reporters and the publisher of a local gossip magazine face preliminary charges of violating privacy laws by illegally accessing personal information — including credit card transactions — that enabled them to track the movements of the Danish royals and celebrities for several years.
Investigator Bent Isager-Nielsen says police searched the homes of the two reporters on Wednesday.
One of the reporters, Ken B. Rasmussen, described in a recent book how they followed Danish glitterati by using information from a former IBM Denmark employee with access to a card-payment company's computers. That man is already a suspect.
He said the techniques used by the now-defunct British tabloid News of the World in a similar scandal were "pure boy scout methods" in comparison.